Release Week: Triggers, David Drake, Kim Stanley Robinson, Girl Genius, and more

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Release Week: Triggers, David Drake, Kim Stanley Robinson, Girl Genius, and more

Posted on 2012-04-04 at 12:0 by Sam

The release week for Tuesday, April 3 is led by the release of Triggers By Robert J. SawyerNarrated by Jeff Woodman for Audible Frontiers: On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin’s bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life. At the same hospital, researcher Dr. Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience - but the memories that flash through Jerrison’s mind are not his memories. It quickly becomes clear that the electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb amplified and scrambled Dr. Singh’s equipment, allowing a random group of people to access one another’s minds.”  Joining Triggers are four more novels from Sawyer’s backlist: Illegal AlienMindscanFrameshift, and Factoring Humanity.


Also new Tuesday is The Road of Danger: RCN Series, Book 9 By David DrakeNarrated by Victor Bevine, who has been the constant voice of Drake’s RCN series, also for Audible Frontiers: ”Captain Daniel Leary with his friend–and spy–Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task: helping the local admiral put down a coup before it takes place.”

Out Monday was A Short, Sharp Shock By Kim Stanley RobinsonNarrated by Paul Michael Garcia for Blackstone Audio — 4 hrs and 18 mins — “A man tumbles through wild surf, half drowned, to collapse on a moonlit beach. When he regains consciousness, he has no memory of who he is or where he came from. He knows only that the woman who washed ashore with him has disappeared sometime in the night and that he has awakened in a surreal landscape of savage beauty—a mysterious watery world encircled by a thin spine of land.”


And out on Saturday was Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess: A Girl Genius Novel, Book 2 By Phil and Kaja FoglioNarrated by Angela Dawe for Brilliance Audio — “In a time when the Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare, Mad Science rules the world… with mixed success.  With the help of Krosp, Emperor of All Cats, Agatha has escaped from the massive airship known as Castle Wulfenbach. After crashing their escape dirigible, Agatha and Krosp fall in with Master Payne’s Circus of Adventure, a traveling troupe of performers dedicated to staging Heterodyne shows - dramatizations of the exploits of Bill and Barry Heterodyne and their allies - who are unaware of Agatha’s connection to the Heterodyne line.”





  • Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books 4/6) — a novella praised by Jim Steel as “as fine an example of hard sf as you’ll find and I highly recommend it.”

NEXT WEEK (April 10):

  • Anthology: Welcome to Bordertown (Bordertown) by Holly Black (Editor) and Ellen Kushner (Editor)Read by Cassandra Campbell, MacLeod Andrews, Holly Black, and Ellen Kushner for Brilliance Audio (4/10, originally published by Tor in 2011)
  • Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central Publishing 4/10)
  • Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman (Titan Books 4/10)
  • Blue Magic by A.M. Dellamonica (Tor Books 4/10)
  • Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor Books 4/10) — sequel to 2010’s Shades of Milk and Honey
  • Immobility by Brian Evenson (Tor Books 4/10)
  • Ison of the Isles by Carolyn Ives Gilman (ChiZine Publications 4/10, but in stock and shipping) — sequel to Isles of the Forsaken
  • Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery (Tor Books 4/10)
  • Voyage to the End of Time by Joe Fitzpatrick (Tate Publishing 4/10)
  • Westlake Soul by Rio Youers (ChiZine Publications 4/10, but in stock and shipping)
  • Omnibus: A Song Called Youth by John Shirley (Prime 4/10) — “An omnibus of all three novels-revised by the author-of the prophetic, still frighteningly relevant cyberpunk masterpieces: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. With an introduction by Richard Kadrey and biographical note by Bruce Sterling.”
  • Non-Genre: The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny (Little, Brown 4/10)
  • YA: Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand (Viking Children’s and Blackstone Audio, 4/12)
  • Cataclysm Baby by Matt Bell (Mud Luscious Press, April 15)

TWO WEEKS (April 17):

  • Deadfall Hotel by Steve Rasnic Tem (Solaris 4/17)
  • Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders by Samuel Delany (Magnus, April 17, though it’s slipped again and again since last fall’s original date, and some places already just say May 1)
  • White Horse: A Novel by Alex Adams (Atria/Emily Bestler Books and Blackstone Audio 4/17)
  • YA: The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson (Margaret K. McElderry Books 4/17)

THREE WEEKS (April 24):

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