Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Something Coming Through Coming Through

The other book I finished this year, out in February 2015. An experiment in writing about the continuous floating present - as if the future is pretty much like the present, but with the strangeness of incipient futurity turned turned up to 11. And with helpful aliens. Suitably weird cover by Sinem. I'll get hold of a better image at some point, to show how it wraps around the book.

Meanwhile, here's some blurb stuff:

The aliens are here. And they want to help.

The Jackaroo have given humanity 15 worlds and the means to reach them. They're a chance to start over, but they're also littered with ruins and artifacts left by the Jackaroo's previous clients.

Chloe Millar works in London, mapping changes caused by imported scraps of alien technology. When she stumbles across a pair of orphaned kids possessed by an ancient ghost, she must decide whether to help them or to hand them over to the authorities. Authorities who believe that their visions point towards a new kind of danger.

And on one of the Jackaroo's gift-worlds, the murder of a man who has just arrived from Earth leads policeman Vic Gayle to a war between rival gangs over possession of a remote excavation site.
Something is coming through. Something linked to the visions of Chloe's orphans, and Vic Gayle's murder investigation. Something that will challenge the limits of the Jackaroo's benevolence...


Anonymous Nathan said...

Really looking forward to this!

October 08, 2014 1:02 pm  
Anonymous Brian said...

Mr McAuley, I love your books but your US publisher has a lot to be desired. I tried to get a pre-order of the book in ebook format and no one has it. I know you have had a lot of trouble with getting ebook versions on Amazon here in the US in the past. I think maybe it's time just to self publish over here!! Your books are great and your publisher is costing you sales by dragging their feet!

October 27, 2014 7:15 am  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Hi Brian, yr comment got caught in the pending tray for some reason - sorry for the delay. And sorry to hear you had a problem pre-ordering Something Coming Through, but I think it's available for pre-order in the UK and the US now.

I don't have a US publisher at the moment, so things can sometimes be a little slow to become available in the US. On the other hand, three backlist titles are available in the US that aren't available in the UK...

November 22, 2014 1:11 pm  

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