ARCANA 43

‘What are you Reading’

Neal Asher (Post Cyberpunk) The majority of Asher's novels and most of his short fiction are all set within one future history, known as the "Polity" universe. The Polity encompasses many classic science fiction tropes including world-ruling artificial intelligences (see Runcibles), androids (Golems), hive minds (wasps-see Spatterjay novels) and aliens (Prador & the Dragon). His novels are characterized by fast paced action and violent encounters. While his work is frequently epic in scope and thus nominally space opera, its graphic and aggressive tone is more akin to cyberpunk. When combined with the way that Asher's main characters are usually acting to preserve social order or improve their society (rather than disrupt a society they are estranged from), these influences could place his work in the subgenre known as postcyberpunk.

 

Polity Novels

Agent Cormac                         Spatterjay Series   

-Prador Moon                           -The Skinner

-Sign of the Scorpion               -The Voyage of the Sable Keech

-Gridlinked                                 -Orbus

-Line of Polity

-Brass Man

-Polity Agent

-Line War

                           

Paul Kane (Editor) w/intro by Stuart Gordon

-The Mammoth Book of Body Horror

 

How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Grahame-Smith (Known for Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Slayer)

 

Sarah Pinborough – UK Author of The Forgotten Gods (aka The Dog-Faced Gods Trilogy) series (Thriller Horror)

DI Cass Jones tries to find a god who is a serial killer in a dystopian London of the near future.

-A Matter of Blood (BK1)

-The Shadow of the Soul (BK2)

-The Chosen Seed (BK3)

 

Other books by Sarah Pinborough:

-The Reckoning

-The Taken

-Breeding Ground

-Mayhem

-Poison (Retold Fairy Tales) – Snow White

-Charm (Retold Fairy Tales) – Cinderella

-Beauty (Retold Fairy Tales) – Sleeping Beauty

 

She has also written a YA trilogy, The Nowhere Chronicles, under the pen name Sarah Silverwood.

 

Richard Phillips – The Rho Agenda - In 1948, an alien starship fell from the New Mexico sky—and immediately vanished behind the walls of the Los Alamos Laboratory. Since that day the US military has endeavored to reverse engineer the ship’s alien technology through top-secret research known only as the Rho Project. Now, sixty years after the crash, the government is prepared tell all. (For those who like the film Chronicle)

-The Second Ship

-Immune

-Wormhole

 

David Wong – This Book is Full of Spiders … sequel to John Dies at the End

 

Chuck WendigBlackbirds & Mockingbird - Miriam Black can see when you will die…what happens when she sees someone dying while calling her name.