New Releases

Here we give the rundown on the latest books to hit the bookshops near you.

The Bequeathal – Godsent

Godsent 500Prior to the filming of a blockbuster trilogy, its world-famous lead action said he was required to read three books before he even saw the script. One of those was by Jean Baudrillard and another from the internationally acclaimed Introducing… series.

Now, in GODSENT, a contributor to several books from the same series, and co-author of Introducing Baudrillard, who has also had rare personal access to the great cultural theorist, has taken simulacra to reality. In this fast-paced SF novel, he combines fresh philosophical notions with original concepts of digitised afterlife and reconstructed psyche to bring us to a brand-new evolutionary stage.

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Solicia

For five million years the Galaxy has hidden a great secret; one that will ultimately change the course of the Known Worlds. The only clue to this secret is the monuments; one on each of the Worlds where life evolved naturally. Many explorers have spent their entire lives trying to unlock the mystery of these monuments, completely alien artefacts decorated with scripture that no one can identify.

Until that is, an Alliance cruiser visits a backwater planet called Solicia. Their mission is to destroy the hyperspace drive a group of scientists have been creating in secret.

What they find however, is a civilisation that lives in fear of the message inscribed on their monument and an ancient legend that has held the Planet back for centuries.

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