Thursday, March 30, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors


Here are some of the recent and upcoming novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors! The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Laura Lam (2016)

Shattered Minds
A Pacifica Novel
Tor Books, June 20, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

Johnny Mnemonic meets a female Dexter in Laura Lam's new speculative thriller, set in the near-future SF world of False Hearts

Carina used to be one of the best biohackers in Pacifica. But when she worked for Sudice and saw what the company's experiments on brain recording were doing to their subjects, it disturbed her—especially because she found herself enjoying giving pain and contemplating murder. She quit and soon grew addicted to the drug Zeal, spending most of her waking moments in a horror-filled dream world where she could act out her depraved fantasies without actually hurting anyone.

One of her trips is interrupted by strange flashing images and the brutal murder of a young girl. Even in her drug-addicted state, Carina knows it isn’t anything she created in the Zealscape. On her next trip, she discovers that an old coworker from Sudice, Max, sent her these images before he was killed by the company. Encrypted within the images are the clues to his murder, plus information strong enough to take down the international corporation.

Carina's next choice will transform herself, San Francisco, and possibly the world itself.





Yoon Ha Lee (2016)

Extracurricular Activities
A Tor.com Original
Tor Books, February 15, 2017
eBook, 32 pages

A space opera adventure set in a distant future where an undercover agent has to go behind enemy lines to recover a lost ship and a possible traitor.


Raven Stratagem
Machineries of Empire 2
Solaris, June 13, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Captain Kel Cheris is possessed by a long-dead traitor general. Together they must face the rivalries of the hexarchate and a potentially devastating invasion.

When the hexarchate's gifted young captain Kel Cheris summoned the ghost of the long-dead General Shuos Jedao to help her put down a rebellion, she didn't reckon on his breaking free of centuries of imprisonment – and possessing her.

Even worse, the enemy Hafn are invading, and Jedao takes over General Kel Khiruev's fleet, which was tasked with stopping them. Only one of Khiruev's subordinates, Lieutenant Colonel Kel Brezan, seems to be able to resist the influence of the brilliant but psychotic Jedao.





Michael Poore (2012)

Reincarnation Blues
Del Rey, August 22, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages

In the tradition of Cloud Atlas comes a wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself.

First we live. Then we die. And then . . . we get another try? 

Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to “get it right.” Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything.

Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn’t make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her.

More than just Milo’s lover throughout his countless layovers in the Afterlife, Suzie is literally his reason for living—as he dives into one new existence after another, praying for the day he’ll never have to leave her side again.

But Reincarnation Blues is more than a great love story: Every journey from cradle to grave offers Milo more pieces of the great cosmic puzzle—if only he can piece them together in time to finally understand what it means to be part of something bigger than infinity. As darkly enchanting as the works of Neil Gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut’s, Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues is the story of everything that makes life profound, beautiful, absurd, and heartbreaking.

Because it’s more than Milo and Suzie’s story. It’s your story, too.

Huck Gee's SKLFKR

Press Release

Clutter Magazine are proud to announce their latest project with Huck Gee.


HUCK GEE'S SKLFKR

Clutter and The Designer Toy Awards are excited to
announce a brand-new project with Toy of the Year
2015, and Artist of the Year 2015 DTA winner, Huck Gee!
Introducing – SKLFKR!! 20 inches of mecha, skull-laden,
robotic awesomeness!

As part of winning those prestigious DTA awards, Huck was provided a sponsorship to work with 3D printing technology to bring to life a brand new creation. Huck wasted no time and went to work. What came back blew us away!
"The mission of the DTA's is to celebrate and honor the art of designer toy creators all over the world. When we helped arrange this sponsorship for the winner of Artist of the Year we didn’t know what would be created - Huck Gee jumped on this opportunity and brought it to a new level! Seeing the SKLFKR come to life over the last year has been an amazing journey." - Miranda O'Brien (Clutter & the DTA's)
To make this dream a reality we partnered with 3D sculpting and printing masters, CUBO – the only team we knew could pull this off. Helping us bring this massive project to reality, Cubo 3D sculpted, rendered and printed this mighty beast. Not only that, they engineered and constructed a series of 3D printed gaskets in order to joint the SKLFKR and give it 7 points of articulation!!
"Take us to your leader...WE DO NOT COME IN PEACE!" - Victor D.L.A (Cubo).
Literally standing at 20" tall, this piece will be cast in resin and hand assembled here in NYC by Clutter Studios. More release information will be announced soon.

Over a year in the making and it's a Giant!
"Because mechs and laser beams. Because skulls, spikes and giant axes. Because destroy. Because crushing it. Because SKLFKR." - Huck Gee
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COMPETITION TIME!

As part of its release into the world, Five Points Festival is giving away the very special first pull of this monumental release! To enter the competition visit the Facebook Page here. Good Luck!!

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3D Renders Below - NOT final color ways.


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About Huck Gee:

Huck Gee is a contemporary artist, illustrator, designer, and toy maker based in San Francisco, California.

Huck is a driving force in the world of ‘Art Toys’ and is widely known for the amazing worlds of toys that he develops. He hand crafts small runs of handmade figures that sell out instantly online to a global clientele. His production toy designs have brought him international acclaim and are highly prized. Huck’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries worldwide, he has consigned pieces for Christie’s Auction House and has a design in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. In addition, he has journeyed on numerous international signing tours and has had his art published in an ungodly amount of books and magazines.

https://www.huckgee.com

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About Cubo:

Cubo is a 3D scanning and 3D modeling service in the NYC area. Using 3D printing we bring your ideas to life. If you can dream it and draw it, we can print it.

http://www.cubodesigns.com/

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About the Designer Toy Awards:

The Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) are the leading awards honoring excellence and innovation in the Designer Toy art field. Established in 2011, the DTAs are presented by Clutter Magazine— a leading informational organization within Designer Toys, a community that after more than a decade has become a prominent and legitimate form of artistic and commercial expression as well as a leader in global trendsetting.

Reflecting the tremendous and ongoing growth of the Designer Toy community, the DTAs celebrate the best of the industry’s artists, designers, and brands, as well as honoring those involved in championing Designer Toys throughout the world. Members of the DTA Board select the majority of finalists and winners in each category from the nominees, however, you — the online community — determine finalists and, in some cases, winners by voting for nominated work, individual or brand that you believe to be the best in each category. Each year, the DTAs bring together the Designer Toy community all over the world.

www.designertoyawards.com

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About Clutter Magazine:

Since 2004, Clutter has been the go-to destination for creatives, companies and collectors, providing regular in-depth trend analysis directly from the vinyl frontier where fine art meets fine artifacts.

The world’s premiere source for counterculture and art toy information, Clutter brings neo-pop, dark surrealist, and street artist collectible figures, to our dedicated readership who rely on us to keep them informed on what they care about most.

With a high-quality, FREE, monthly print magazine, dynamic online portals, an art gallery, and the first industry-established annual award ceremony, Clutter is the catalyst for a uniquely active and vocal community engaged in the serious business of work and play.

www.cluttermagazine.com

Thunderbirds Are Go for Season Three


Thunderbirds Are Go for a 3rd Season premiering on April 21st on Amazon Prime.
Whenever disaster strikes, International Rescue answers the call! From their hidden island base in the south Pacific, the five Tracy Brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space – all for one purpose: to help others in need. International Rescue’s identities may be a closely guarded secret, but their heroism is legendary.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cosmic Powers, edited by John Joseph Adams


Next month, Saga Press will publish Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies edited by John Joseph Adams. Check out the Table of Contents below and the gorgeous cover art by Chris Foss.


Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies
Saga Press, April 18, 2017
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

A collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers—for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action—and edited by two-time Hugo Award winner John Joseph Adams.

Inspired by movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, this anthology features brand-new stories from some of science fiction’s best authors including Dan Abnett, Jack Campbell, Linda Nagata, Seanan McGuire, Alan Dean Foster, Charlie Jane Anders, Kameron Hurley, and many others.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

James Harren to be Guest Artist for Seven to Eternity

Press Release


BESTSELLING SEVEN TO ETERNITY
WELCOMES GUEST ARTIST HARREN

The series will feature artwork by James Harren

PORTLAND, OR, 03/28/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that James Harren will take the reins as guest artist on the ongoing series created by bestselling writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opeña. This second story arc’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 will introduce Harren’s contributions this June.

Suffering from the aftermath of the sentient swamp, The Mosak follow Adam to Jevalia’s childhood home to discover a trampled paradise, the bled souls of its heroes, and a fetid industry thirsting for more.

“I've literally been trying to work with James for seven years, so it's fitting he join Seven to Eternity. He's one of the most talented artists in comics, expressive and unique art with perfect storytelling,” said Remender. “James is joining us for a two-issue story that I can't talk much about or I'd spoil issues five and six, but it's a big tale that digs into who our Mosak are and why they are each so desperate to see Zhal freed of the God of Whispers.”

In this chapter in the SEVEN TO ETERNITY saga, Remender and Harren team up to unveil the heights of heroism in a world awash with corruption.

SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 Cover A by Harren and Hollingsworth (Diamond Code APR170872) and Cover B by Opeña and Hollingsworth (Diamond Code APR170873) will hit stores on Wednesday, June 14th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 22nd.




About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.