In Gaze Long Into The Abyss, acclaimed Marvel Studios screenwriter Dalan Musson plunges us into a vivid but desolate world: An apocalypse has snatched away most of humanity; the ragged, remaining few are picking up the pieces. Was it the Rapture as revealed to St. John, or some other calamity of biblical proportions?
The Kid hears his calling: to find the source of the evil, and put an end to it. He seeks out the help of the Old Man – who, in his own time, traveled to the ends of the Earth and back, in his own vain quest to save the world. Together, they set off across a grim landscape populated by survivors turned brigands, bandits, and exhausted warring factions—all of them looking for answers that may have vanished when their loved ones did.
Written in spare, haunting prose that recalls Cormac McCarthy, Gaze Long Into The Abyss is a classic tale of redemption and damnation, told by one of the foremost action-adventure craftsmen at work today.
“Quietly insightful speculative fiction that will appeal to fans of Westworld and Black Mirror.”
“Twisted, sinister, and wildly inventive, Quinlan Grim delivers a chilling campfire story that will keep you up past lights out.”
—Mary McCoy, author of Camp So-and-So
Camp Phoenix is a controversial and expensive summer camp program that transfers adults’ consciousness into a clone of their childhood selves. On the surface, it’s an ordinary summer camp. Twelve-year-old Logan has come to have a relaxing, carefree summer. She wants to ride horses, make new friends, and she loves listening to ghost stories. Sam is a twenty-year-old counselor, taking on the responsibility of the kids’ care by day, and riding the rollercoaster of a summer romance after hours.
As Logan faces the ups and downs of puberty, Sam watches over her and struggles with the bizarre truth: the campers in her care are not kids at all, but wealthy adults immersed in the ultimate escape from reality.
What Logan doesn’t know—or at least, can’t remember—is that she and her friends will all have to return to their grownup bodies once the summer is over. Logan will again be a successful, middle-aged woman, and the popular boy she has a crush on? He will return to his life as a celebrity suspect at the center of a high-profile murder case.
“Peterson’s tale strives to enshrine all that was magical about growing up in the ’80s. He laces his narrative with mentions of favorite films, toys, video games, music, and fashion, much like Ernest Cline does in Ready Player One (2011). While primarily being a Stephen King–style panorama of a town gripped by horror, Peterson’s story also feels like a cautionary middle-grade tale … A magical killer and ’80s pop culture headline this crowded but engaging horror tale.”
It’s 1989, and evil’s on the loose in the Smoky Mountains.
Now, only a brave group of friends can stop it, using their imaginations and a little bit of magic.
Okay … a lot of magic.
“Barlow ends the Jack Harper trilogy with more of what hooked fans from the start—inventive plotting, consistently high stakes, and emotional realism. Jack still shoots her way out of most situations without blinking, but Patrick also kills this time, and he feels that his “heart had been disfigured.” In several surreal moments, readers get closer than ever to the Builder, whose “blank face changes. A mouth forms. Lips. Teeth. It smiles.” The author acknowledges the difficulties wrought by Covid-19 in lines like “the virus…eats the tiniest bit of godsoul from each person.” The winning theme that runs through the series, emphasized in the final volume, is that positive change is possible.
Echoes of real world events bring deeper darkness, and brighter light, to Barlow’s finale.”
First, she was an acolyte. Then, a rogue. Finally, a catalyst.
Now she’s declaring war on Hell itself.
“In Perish, Barlow sings the siren song of anger and revenge, expanding the universe of the terrible, and introducing us to even greater threats as she builds a world of the awful.”
—Weston Ochse, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author of Bone Chase and Burning Sky
Her name is Jack Harper. She just escaped the clutches of a cult that had held her in thrall since she was a little girl.
Now she’s on a quest for justice.
“Beyond good and evil, Pivot juggles archetypes until you’re not sure which ball is airborne and which is still in the author’s hand. A story about cracking free of your intended role in life, as plot and depth travel at the same exceptional speed.”
—Josh Malerman author of Bird Box
From the age of seven, Jack Harper is raised by the leader of a mystical cult, Cyrus Harper. Through Cyrus, Jack receives a full education in all usual subjects―economics, literature, mathematics, history―as well as one unique skill useful to a person in Cyrus’s position: assassination. With the help of Roland James, a man incapable of dying, Cyrus hones Jack into the perfect weapon to use against all who oppose him.
“Minh creates a nonstop social media frenzy amid a rich cyberpunk landscape in this vivid debut.”
Imagine a near future where social-media influencers are given their own city, a massive riff on Las Vegas set in the plains of central America called Eutopia.
Longlisted for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize
Shortlisted for the 2019 Ilube Nommo Award for Best Novel
Finalist for the 2019 Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel
Award-winning South African novelist Imraan Coovadia tells the story of a fledgling temporal secret agent named Enver Eleven. Enver teams up with a new handler, Shanumi Six, on a vital mission to preserve humanity’s legacy.
“Inside these pages is a complicated and haunting story of love and loss, written in a unique and compelling style that pulls us right into Buffy’s world.”
—Madeline Dyer, author of the Untamed series
Buffy’s your typical cosplaying, retro-gaming, con-going geek girl, but as her high school graduation approaches, she finds she has an unwelcome guest in her mind: the text parser.
“Adam Korenman takes the reader through a time warp in a cracking military adventure three centuries from the present. He smoothly blends future technologies with lively, no-nonsense characters that carry the action in compelling runs of futuristic dialogue. His blend of science fiction and military protocol is effortless and authoritative.”
—Dick Couch former Navy SEAL and author of The Warrior Elite and The Finishing School
The Boxti bled humanity to the breaking point. Then they vanished.
“A tremendously ambitious first novel, a galaxy-spanning tale of ‘hard science fiction’ that tackles interplanetary diplomacy, [and] the realities of combat in the vacuum of space.”
—Scott Tipton, New York Times bestselling author
It’s the year 2236. While we’re licking our wounds from a bloody civil war, two alien armadas stumble into the Solar System fighting one of their own.
“Embracing The Demon is fun, sexy urban fantasy that will appeal to readers looking for a strong female lead. Dale Highland is kickass and snarky, the plot is dark and twisty, and the action sequences are top-notch.”
—Rysa Walker, author of the Delphi Trilogy
Dale Highland never wanted to be a demon.
Dale Highland’s a superpowered half demon with a rapid healing factor and a killer temper. On the run from her past, she suddenly finds herself in the crosshairs of the Zeta Coalition, an anti-supernatural militant group.
They want her dead. She wants to know why.
“This inventive and exciting tale had me breathlessly flipping the pages―and I loved every minute! Get ready for a sexy, twisty, dangerous ride that crackles with pure awesomeness.”
—Carolyn Crane, USA Today bestselling author
Heaven is hunting Dale Highland.
“Peterson’s weirdly fascinating environment will appeal to fans of epic world building, and the generous dose of ribaldry in the story is a welcome treat.”
The apocalypse happened, but no one knows how. All that’s left are a smattering of bizarro cities called remnants, each ruled by a grotesque potentate known as an Odd. If you wind up in hock to the Odds, they ship you to a chain-gang that stretches thousands of miles across desert, steppe, and tundra.
“The Odds hearkens me back to childhood: under the covers with a flashlight, following characters I loved through worlds I desperately wanted to explore.”
—Dalan Musson, screenwriter, Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
THE ODDS is a postapocalyptic action-comedy, an extended ode to John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, and the first in a four-book cycle, THE DEADBLAST CHRONICLES.