Posts Tagged ‘thriller’

Carrie Vaughn a NYTimes Bestseller… again

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Carrie’s latest novel of Kitty Norville, Kitty Goes to War (Tor) debuts on the New York Times mass market bestseller list. The official debut date is July 18, 2010, but you can see the list online here. Grab a copy at your favorite bookstore, Apple’s iBookstore or the Amazon Kindle store and other electronic sellers. Shopping in the iBookstore requires an Apple iPad, or most models of the iPod Touch/iPhone running iOS4. The audio book edition (Tantor) is also available. Kitty Goes to War is the eighth novel in the series and the fourth title in the past three years to make the NYTimes list upon publication.

While browsing, treat yourself to Discord’s Apple (Tor), Carrie’s new fantasy novel, now in hardcover, electronic formats and on audio from Brilliance Audio. While it is very much an urban fantasy, it is also an international thriller of power politics and a chase for the ultimate weapon: not a nuke, or pandemic-class bio-weapon, but the Apple of Discord.

Directive 51 by John Barnes released today

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Directive 51 cover

Directive 51 by John Barnes (Ace)

Directive 51 is President George Bush’s directive that specifies how Executive Branch powers will be transferred in the event of a catastrophic event that kills or incapacitates the Constitutionally authorized successors to the office. Every administration has had such a plan, Directive 51 is just the most current. This techno-thriller novel envisions just such an event occurring and the efforts of the surviving Americans: government officials, military forces, and just plain folks to survive and rebuild. You can read a brief essay by John on the Penguin website, just click here. More than just a disaster novel, this is a political action thriller unlike anything we’ve seen before. There’s lots of neat, cutting edge issues in the book: the real danger of a fully open internet, an epidemic of both bacteria and nanotechnology, and the consequences of thoughtless extremism of all sides of the environmental questions.

If you are an aspiring author who wants to know what sort of novel appeals to our Agency, read Directive 51.

If you have a Bug Out Bag, or participate in the preparedness movement, or are uneasy about disasters like the recent earthquakes, read Directive 51. It will help you visualize what the conditions would be if there’s a complete collapse of the national infrastructure, and no matter what might happen to you: wildfire, earthquake, terrorist attack, you can smile and say, “I’ve seen worse” as you get on with saving yourself, your family and community.

Directive 51 is on sale today, at all online bookstores including Barnes and Noble, Borders and at their retail stores and independent bookshops as well. Check out Amazon.com, they are selling this first edition hardcover at the unbelievable price of $9.99, the same price as the Kindle edition, but we don’t know how long they will offer this discount. If you are a lucky iPad owner you can grab the Apple iBook edition from the iBookstore (only accessible via the iPad).