Sometimes I see some cover art that just blows my mind. As you know,
you can’t judge a book by it’s cover but … wow!
Daisy’s starting a new job and stylish city life, but mage-hunters out for her dark magic threaten to destroy her vogue image.
In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a fantastical version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother.
Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer – even if it means revealing the grim source of her dazzling powers.
Cover Art for The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
I love those guys over at Quirk Books. I have the set of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars and I am delighted that Quirk will continue the series. Check out the awesome cover art for “William Shakespeare’s The Phantom Menace”.
Beautiful cover art by Jian Guo (link)
It was all that I could do to crawl out of bed this morning. It’s chilly for Florida with the temperature in the 40’s. Once out of bed, I guzzled coffee and continued my sedentary morning. On one of those trips to the coffee pot, Peppy got excited. I thought that he needed a walk, but as it turned out he was excited to see me walking around.
Yes, you heard right. Turok Dinosaur Hunter from Dynamite Entertainment gets a steampunk cover on March 5th.
As many of you know, I’m a big fan of Quirk Books. For those of you who are following the Shakespeare Star Wars series, here is a look at the Empire Striketh Back cover.
This title should be available after the ides of March (March 18th) with Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return available July 1st.
On October 15th, Tor will release the Jeter’s sequel to Infernal Devices (my review of Infernal Devices) titled Fiendish Schemes. The beautiful cover art LOOKS like John Coulthart’s work. Angry Robot has re-released Infernal Devices and Morlock Night with some beautiful cover art by John Coulthart. October looks like a good month for steampunk.
In 1986 K. W. Jeter coined the term “steampunk,” applying it to his first Victorian-era science fiction alternate-history adventure. At last he has returned with Fiendish Schemes, a tale of George Dower, son of the inventor of Infernal Devices, who has been in new self-imposed exile…accumulating debts.
The world Dower left when he went into hiding was significantly simpler than the new, steam-powered Victorian London, a mad whirl of civilization filled with gadgets and gears in the least expected places. After accepting congratulations for his late father’s grandest invention—a walking, steam-powered lighthouse—Dower is enticed by the prospect of financial gain into a web of intrigue with ominously mysterious players who have nefarious plans of which he can only guess.
If he can locate and make his father’s Vox Universalis work as it was intended, his future, he is promised, is assured. But his efforts are confounded by the strange Vicar Stonebrake, who promises him aid, but is more interested in converting sentient whales to Christianity—and making money—than in helping George. Drugged, arrested, and interrogated by men, women, and the steam-powered Prime Minister, Dower is trapped in a maelstrom of secrets, corruption, and schemes that threaten to drown him in the chaos of this mad new world.
Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
Look for this ebook to be available soon, with print editions later this year. The novel will be an anthology that will “take readers across the Empire and all over the world, revealing new facets of familiar characters and introducing new agents, allies, and enemies from the Ministry’s colourful history.”
Anthologies are a great way to sample several authors; and I think this book is something the steampunk fans should look out for…