After her award winning debut Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord has returned with another stunning story. Often compared to the likes of Ursula K. LeGuin, Lord’s The Best of All Possible Worlds is a fascinating look at human relationships and cultural differences. An intelligent sci-fi novel that is well worth reading.
The Sadiri were once the galaxy’s ruling élite, but now their home planet has been rendered unliveable and most of the population destroyed. The few groups living on other worlds are desperately short of Sadiri women, and their extinction is all but certain.
Civil servant Grace Delarua is assigned to work with Councillor Dllenahkh, a Sadiri, on his mission to visit distant communities, looking for possible mates. Delarua is impulsive, garrulous and fully immersed in the single life; Dllenahkh is controlled, taciturn and responsible for keeping his community together.
They both have a lot to learn.
Published by Jo Fletcher books, Ian Mcdonald’s fantastic Planesrunner is the first in a series that promises to be another hit for the award winning author.
An airship-duelling, guns-blazing fantasy novel that will leave you wishing you could unlock the Infundibulum, join the Airish and take to the skies.
There is not just one you, there are many yous. We’re part of a multiplicity of universes in parallel dimensions – and Tejendra Singh has found a way in.
But he’s been kidnapped, and now it is as though Tejendra never existed. Yet there is one clue for his son, Everett, to follow: a mysterious app, the Infundibulum.
The app is a map, not just to the Ten Known Worlds, but to the entire multiverse – and there are those who want to get their hands on it very badly. If Everett’s going to keep it safe and rescue his father, he’s going to need friends: like Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her adopted daughter, Sen, and the crew of the airship Everness.
Jo Fletcher has acquired rights to a big fiction bestseller from India, The Shiva Trilogy by Amish, epic fantasy based on Indian mythology. The first two books in the series, The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas, have become a phenomenon in the Indian market,topping all the charts and selling close on a million copies so far, making it one of the bestselling series of all time in the country. The third volume of the trilogy is
due out next year. Jo Fletcher Books bought English language rights outside of the
Indian sub-continent and will publish the first book, The Immortals of Meluha, in the
UK in January 2013, and in the US in Summer 2014.
Since publication, the books have attracted a wide and devoted audience, including
this from the internationally bestselling author and guru Deepak Chopra, who said:
‘Amish’s mythical imagination mines the past and taps into the possibilities of the
future. His book series, archetypal and stirring, unfold the deepest recesses of the
soul as well as our collective consciousness.’
Publisher Jo Fletcher said, ‘I am thrilled to be able to bring this new Indian classic to
a wider audience. Amish has done a brilliant job of re-editing the book for a Western
audience who might not be so familiar with the legend of Shiva, whilst losing none of
the flavour of the text that makes this such a compelling read.’
Amish added, ‘I’m delighted to be partnering with a passionate publisher like Jo
Fletcher Books to bring The Immortals of Meluha into the UK market. I hope that all
British readers who enjoy fantasy, mythology and historical thrillers will like this
grand adventure of one of the most popular Indian Gods, Shiva.’