Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Giveaway of 2 Sci-fi Books: The Ultra Thin Man and Echopraxia

Tor has allowed me to giveaway 2 books! Anyone wanting to try Scifi or loves it needs to enter this giveaway!
The first book will be reviewed later by AimeeKay. So don't forget to check back when that goes live. :)

Here are the books:
The Ultra Thin Man
by Patrick Swenson
336 p.
In the twenty-second century, a future in which mortaline wire controls the weather on the settled planets and entire refugee camps drowse in drug-induced slumber, no one—alive or dead, human or alien—is quite what they seem. When terrorists manage to crash Coral, the moon, into its home planet of Ribon, forcing evacuation, it’s up to Dave Crowell and Alan Brindos, contract detectives for the Network Intelligence Organization, to solve a case of interplanetary consequences. Crowell’s and Brindos’s investigation plunges them neck-deep into a conspiracy much more dangerous than anything they could have imagined. 
The two detectives soon find themselves separated, chasing opposite leads: Brindos has to hunt down the massive Helk alien Terl Plenko, shadow leader of the terrorist Movement of Worlds. Crowell, meanwhile, runs into something far more sinister—an elaborate frame job that puts our heroes on the hook for treason. 
Crowell and Brindos are forced to fight through the intrigue to discover the depths of an interstellar conspiracy. And to answer the all-important question: Who, and what, is the Ultra Thin Man?
and...

Echopraxia
by Peter Watts
Series: Blindsight
384 p.
Prepare for a different kind of singularity in this follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight

It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it’s all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself.
Daniel Bruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat's-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refuge in the Oregon desert, he’s turned his back on a humanity that shatters into strange new subspecies with every heartbeat. But he awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out.

Now he’s trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. To his right is a pilot who hasn’t yet found the man she's sworn to kill on sight. A vampire and its entourage of zombie bodyguards lurk in the shadows behind. And dead ahead, a handful of rapture-stricken monks takes them all to a meeting with something they will only call “The Angels of the Asteroids.”

Their pilgrimage brings Dan Bruks, the fossil man, face-to-face with the biggest evolutionary breakpoint since the origin of thought itself.
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15 comments:

  1. Is this the book that was in the news because of those teenage girls?

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    1. Mary is right, it was Slenderman... that is a meme and not a book.

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  2. The ones who stabbed their "friend" 13 times? I think that was Slenderman...

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  3. Well now both Felicia and Mary's comments have me morbidly curious - I have no idea what they're talking about:) I'm not a huge straight sci-fi reader, but both the covers of these books are STUNNING!

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    1. Some of it is creepy. Mary is right. However, it has nothing to do with the first book.

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  4. I'm not entering because I'm not sure I would read either of these, but I have to admit that I'm curious. And Mary and Felicia's comments have me saying WHAT?

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    1. Mary is right and it has nothing to do with the books above.

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  5. sci fi is such a challenging genre. I watched this sci fi movie the other night called Coherence and I still cant stop thinking about it.

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  6. Oh I'm becoming more and more a sci fi fan. :) I love the magic in the science and the worlds created now. :) Thank you!

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  7. I love science fiction, especially the far-out details and world building. To me it is magical to imagine!

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  8. I've been a sci-fi fan since I was very young and I started reading the books of Ray Bradbury. He was one of the very best and always will be. Thanks

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  9. I love sci-fi but I don't read nearly enough of it! These both sound amazing (oh my gosh Felicia's comment made me google that - horrifying! glad this wasn't the same thing). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Whats not to love about sci-fi?! It takes you places the normal world can't. These two sound great, thanks for introducing them to me!

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