Like space opera? Love near-future adventure? Ebook treats out now ...
10 February 2012
By Bella Pagan
Launched this week, AGAINST GRAVITY and ANGEL STATIONS by Garry Gibson are now available in ebook for the first time. If you fancy a bit of space opera or want a hit of near-future excitement, try either (or both!) of these fabulous reads. More info follows here:
If you lived long enough, this could be your future, too.
In the late twenty-first century, you will find a very different world. Little is as it used to be, and many are not what they seem. Kendrick Gallmon, survivor of an infamous research facility called the Maze, is trying to pick up the pieces of his life, even though he knows the Labrat augments are slowly killing him. Then one day his heart stops beating, forever, and a ghost urges him to return to the source of all his nightmares, a long-abandoned military complex filled with entirely real voices of the dead.
'In his second futuristic novel, Gary Gibson builds on current trends to produce a convincing picture of the world in 2096'
An intriguing, far-ranging space opera by a new British talent, tracing the interlocking stories of several characters - human, metahuman and alien - as the galaxy faces crisis
Aeons ago, a super-scientific culture known as 'Angels' had left incomprehensible relics all over the galaxy. Among these phenomena were the Stations, whereby human spacecraft could jump instantly from one part of the galaxy to another. And from them the brilliant Angel technology could be explored and exploited. One of these stations orbits the planet Kaspar, where the only other known sentient species outside Earth has been meticulously allowed to continue evolving in its own world of primitive ignorance. But suddenly Kaspar's mysterious 'Citadel' has become the vital key to repelling the fast-approaching threat. At what cost, though, to its native inhabitants ... and to the human residents of the orbiting Angel station?
'Gibson imbues his high flying space opera with a combination of grit and a three-dimensional vision not common enough in the burgeoning world of space adventures. But his novel unfolds with a peculiar and ultimately winning strategy'
'Gibson has a knack of subtly throwing away his bombshell of a connection just as you’re starting to spot the two and two, but haven’t thought to put them together to make four'