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Okay, guys, on top of Extinction Code (is there a verdict yet?), Jonathan Maberry just announced that we’ll be getting our fair share of Ledger throughout the rest of the year.
Next up is MAD SCIENCE, a short story that will be exclusive to the LIAR LAIR audiobook anthology; coming April 1 from Blackstone Audio.
BORROWED POWER is a two-part novella in eBook due out April 30. In the first section, a much younger Mr. Church and Lilith hunt monsters in the sewers of Paris; and in part two Joe Ledger and Violin are called in when that ancient evil rises again.
Then CHANGELING, a Joe Ledger novella that will be in issue #9 of MIDNIGHT ECHO, May 31.
In September, Joe, Top and Bunny go deep into the Afghan desert to confront an ancient horror in ALIVE DAY, a novella included in the new anthology, FOUR SUMMONER’S TALES, edited by Christopher Golden (September, Gallery Books)
Then Joe and Echo Team journey to the frozen Antarctic in A FOOTNOTE IN THE BLACK BUDGET, which will be included in THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU, edited by S. T. Joshi for Titan Books (date not yet set).
I don’t know about you guys, but I am really looking forward to that Joe Ledger/Cthulhu story. I’ll update as the anthologies are released, so keep your eyes peeled. You won’t be deprived for a whole ‘nother year.
Booklist has released their review of Extinction Machine, saying:
Get ready to have your mind boggled. In the fifth Joe Ledger novel, Maberry provides explanations—plausible, logically consistent, tantalizing explanations—for alien abductions, UFO sightings, the 1947 “flying saucer” crash at Roswell, and those pesky rumors of secret technologies reverse-engineered from extraterrestrial devices. When Ledger and his Department of Military Sciences team—they defend the U.S. from science-based terrorism—are tasked to investigate a wave of cyberattacks, they wind up in a race against time to stop a brilliant and powerful megalomaniac. From the first Ledger novel, 2009’s Patient Zero, the author has tackled such subjects as zombies and bioengineered mythical creatures, but he never lets the fantastic elements get out of hand. The Ledger novels are exciting sf thrillers that just happen to involve stuff that’s a little out there (and Joe himself is a realistically portrayed soldier who, from time to time, has a hard time dealing with the weirdnesses that surround him). Readers familiar with the series will need no prodding to check this new one out, and newcomers, immediately upon finishing the book, will want to hunt down the earlier installments.
Almost a month until Extinction Machine is released… are you excited or are you excited?
It’s been slow-going, but we have about four months until Extinction Machine hits the shelves!
Jonathan gave us a sneak peak of Code Zero via his Facebook by showing us the first chapter—as usual, it’s super short but extremely good.
The philosopher Nietzsche didn’t get it right. He said, “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster.”
That’s not exactly true. Or, at least, not all the time.
If you battle monsters you don’t always become a monster.
But, you aren’t entirely human anymore, either.
I hope you all had a fantastic 2012!
In the last 48 hours, Jonathan has posted two major book announcements.
First, the sixth Joe Ledger book has been given the green light. Code Z will be the direct sequel to Patient Zero, which I assume will bring us back to zombies.
Second, Fall of Night is the sequel to Dead of Night and will deal with the subsequent zombie quarantine.
And, lastly, if anyone is interested, Jonathan is going to be featured in the upcoming zombie anthology 21st Century Dead, due out on July 17th, as well as V-Wars, a vampire novel/anthology due out everywhere July 10th.
I will update as I get my hands on of them, even though I’m sure all of them are worth buying.
And, as for Joe Ledger, I’m not sure how I feel about rewinding the series to put in another book (or how it will fit in), but I am stoked about Joe Ledger and zombies. I hate to say it out loud, but it makes me wonder what’s going to happen at the end of Extinction Code that would prevent a sequel to that? Or is Jonathan just messing around?
Thoughts, ideas, concerns, questions?
(also things via Facebook)
Welcome back Nick! Well golly gee, thanks! It sure is good to be back. Now enough chit-chat, time to destroy some dreams. So let me first introduce Jonathan Maberry’s series of Joe Ledger novels. Think Resident Evil without the horrible dialogue. Think the hit Fox drama 24 with Bond villains. Think Monster Hunter International but less supernatural and more scientific. I really love the Joe Ledger novels (for the most part) and unless you hate America you will too. The first novel in the series, Patient Zero, is one of my all time favorite zombie stories. The sequel, The Dragon Factory, didn’t quite live up to the quality of the first but it was still a solid thriller. Now here is my review for The King of Plagues. It’s a little late and I’m currently reading the fourth book in the series, Assassin’s Code, but you know what they say. Better late than never.
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