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Wesley Chu, Carrie Patel and Scott Sigler sign in San Diego

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

Join us in celebrating the release of three new science-fiction novels by some our favorite writers! Award-winning author of The Lives of Tao, Wesley Chu is back with Time Salvager, a fast-paced time travel adventure where Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive. As a chronman, James Griffin-Mars undertakes missions into Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. But James is no one’s hero. When he breaks the law and saves Elise Kim — a woman who is fated to die — the two become fugitives in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth.

In Carrie Patel’s Cities and Thrones the dark, forbidden knowledge of how Recoletta — the fantastical, gaslit underground city — came to be founded has been released into the world for all to read, and now someone must pay. Inspector Liesl Malone is on her toes, trying to keep the peace, and Arnault’s spy ring is more active than ever. Has the city’s increased access to knowledge put the citizens in even more danger? Allegiances change, long-held beliefs are adjusted, and things are about to get messy.

In the anticipated new novel Alive, Scott Sigler delivers an exciting new story that Pierce Brown calls “A ripping, claustrophobic thunderbolt of a novel.” When a teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin, she has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief — she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people and no answers. Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it. Join us for this fantastic and action-packed event!

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ISBN: 9780765377180
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Published: Tor Books - July 7th, 2015

In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman--a convicted criminal recruited for his unique psychological makeup to undertake the most dangerous job there is: missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. Most chronmen never reach old age, and James is reaching his breaking point.

On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets an intriguing woman from a previous century, scientist Elise Kim, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, James brings her back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, and discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.


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By Carrie Patel, John Coulthart (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780857665539
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Published: Angry Robot - July 7th, 2015

In the fantastical, gaslit underground city of Recoletta, oligarchs from foreign states and revolutionaries from the farming communes vie for power in the wake of the city's coup. The dark, forbidden knowledge of how the city came to be founded has been released into the world for all to read, and now someone must pay. 
Inspector Liesl Malone is on her toes, trying to keep the peace, and Arnault's spy ring is more active than ever. Has the city's increased access to knowledge put the citizens in even more danger? Allegiances change, long-held beliefs are adjusted, and things are about to get messy!


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ISBN: 9780553393101
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Published: Del Rey Books - July 14th, 2015

" I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head . . . it thumps against something solid and unmoving. There is a board right in front of my face. No, not a board . . . a lid. " 
A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers. 
She knows only one thing about herself her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they re to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another. 
Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn. 


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By Wesley Chu, Stewart Larking (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780857664303
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Published: Angry Robot - April 7th, 2015

Five years have passed since the events in"The Deaths of Tao." The world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions, and is poised on the edge of a devastating new World War. A Gengix scientist who defects to the other side holds the key to preventing bloodshed on an almost unimaginable scale. 
With the might of the Gengix in active pursuit, Roen is the only person who can help him save the world, and the Quasing race, too. And you thought you were having a stressful day...


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ISBN: 9780857665218
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Published: Angry Robot - March 3rd, 2015

The gaslight and shadows of the underground city of Recoletta hide secrets and lies. When Inspector Liesl Malone investigates the murder of a renowned historian, she finds herself stonewalled by the all-powerful Directorate of Preservation - Recoletta's top-secret historical research facility. When a second high-profile murder threatens the very fabric of city society, Malone and her rookie partner Rafe Sundar must tread carefully, lest they fall victim to not only the criminals they seek, but the government which purports to protect them. Knowledge is power, and power must be preserved at all costs.


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ISBN: 9780307408976
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - January 21st, 2014

To some, Doctor Margaret Montoya is a hero--a brilliant scientist who saved the human race from an alien intelligence determined to exterminate all of humanity. To others, she's a monster--a mass murderer single-handedly responsible for the worst atrocity ever to take place on American soil. 
All Margaret knows is that she's broken. The blood of a million deaths is on her hands. Guilt and nightmares have turned her into a shut-in, too mired in self-hatred even to salvage her marriage, let alone be the warrior she once was.
But she is about to be called into action again. Because before the murderous intelligence was destroyed, it launched one last payload -- a soda can-sized container filled with deadly microorganisms that make humans feed upon their own kind. 
That harmless-looking container has languished a thousand feet below the surface of Lake Michigan, undisturbed and impotent . . . until now.


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By Wesley Chu, ARGH! Oxford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780857663320
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Published: Angry Robot - October 29th, 2013

The Prophus and the Genjix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity's social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible. The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Genjix method will mean the destruction of the human race. That's a price they're willing to pay.


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Published: Broadway Books - January 8th, 2013

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. 
How else to explain the dreams he keeps having--dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the "feelings "these dreams provoke in him--not disgust, not horror, but "excitement?" 
As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence "Pookie" Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem. For the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy--a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan. Meanwhile, a shadowy vigilante, seemingly armed with superhuman powers, is out there killing the killers. And Bryan and Pookie's superiors--from the mayor on down--seem strangely eager to keep the detectives from discovering the truth. 
Doubting his own sanity and stripped of his badge, Bryan begins to suspect that he's stumbled into the crosshairs of a shadow war that has gripped his city for more than a century--a war waged by a race of killers living in San Francisco's unknown, underground ruins, emerging at night to feed on those who will not be missed. 
And as Bryan learns the truth about his own intimate connections to the killings, he discovers that those who matter most to him are in mortal danger...and that he may be the only man gifted--or cursed--with the power to do battle with the "nocturnals. " 


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By Wesley Chu, ARGH! Oxford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780857663290
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Published: Angry Robot - April 30th, 2013

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it. He wasn't. He now has a passenger in his brainNan ancient alien life form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. 


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ISBN: 9780307591012
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Published: Broadway Books - June 7th, 2011

Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee ... and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology. 
On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind's common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and with no chance of transplant rejection. 
There's just one problem: these "ancestors "are not the docile herd animals that Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding's work has given birth to something big, something "evil." 
With these killer creatures on the prowl, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive -- even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research proves to have its own cold-blooded agenda. 
As the creators become the prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Scott Sigler takes readers on the ultimate thrill-ride--and offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason.