Del Rey's Next Reads Sampler 2020 Edition

Excerpts from 11 Upcoming and Current Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Titles

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Discover the best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror with the 2020 Del Rey ebook sampler!
 
2020 is a year of new chapters. Max Brooks, who helped us survive a zombie pandemic, now searches for a more elusive threat: Bigfoot. Kevin Hearne, the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, takes us back to that beloved world with a new spin-off series—and dreams up a different epic fantasy series with an entirely new mythology. Peter F. Hamilton masterfully builds a blazing space opera series. Silvia Moreno-Garcia, who dazzled us with her vision of 1920s Mexico and the Mayan underworld, reimagines the classic gothic suspense novel with the story of an isolated mansion in the 1950s Mexican countryside.
 
These eleven recent and upcoming works are full of action. A young space pilot tries to save his best friend—the heir to a galactic empire—from a ruthless rebellion. A girl whose interdimensional doppelgängers have died in 372 worlds discovers a secret that puts her life in jeopardy. A man whose daughter has newfound, terrifying powers must risk his life to save hers. The last human in the galaxy hides her identity while trying to discover the truth about humanity. A woman traveling through time finds a mysterious child with unimaginable power. A spell allows women to control their own fertility in an epic feminist fantasy.
 
This captivating ebook sampler contains excerpts from:
 
DEVOLUTION by Max Brooks
THE WOMEN’S WAR by Jenna Glass
SALVATION by Peter F. Hamilton
INK & SIGIL by Kevin Hearne
A PLAGUE OF GIANTS by Kevin Hearne
THE VANISHED BIRDS by Simon Jimenez
THE SPACE BETWEEN WORDS by Micaiah Johnson
THE LAST HUMAN by Zack Jordan
MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
THE NOBODY PEOPLE by Bob Proehl
BONDS OF BRASS by Emily Skrutskie

- About the author -

Max Brooks is an author, public speaker, and nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His bestselling books include Minecraft: The Island, The Zombie Survival Guide, and World War Z, which was adapted into a 2013 movie starring Brad Pitt. His graphic novels include the #1 New York Times bestseller The Harlem Hellfighters.

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Peter F. Hamilton is the author of numerous novels, including A Night Without Stars, The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Great North Road, The Evolutionary Void, The Temporal Void, The Dreaming Void, Judas Unchained, Pandora’s Star, Misspent Youth, Fallen Dragon, and the acclaimed epic Night’s Dawn trilogy (The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, and The Naked God). He lives with his family in England.

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Kevin Hearne hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea. He is the author of A Plague of Giants and the New York Times bestselling The Iron Druid Chronicles series.

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the critically acclaimed speculative novels Gods of Jade and Shadow, Signal to Noise, Certain Dark Things, and The Beautiful Ones; and the crime novel Untamed Shore. She has edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (aka Cthulhu's Daughters). She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Simon Jimenez’s short fiction has appeared in Canyon Voices and 100 Word Story’s anthology of flash fiction, Nothing Short Of. He received his MFA from Emerson College. This is his first novel.

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Jenna Glass made her foray into epic fantasy with The Women’s War, but she wrote her first book—an “autobiography”—in the fifth grade. She began writing in earnest in college and proceeded to collect a dizzying array of rejections for her first seventeen novels. Nevertheless, she persisted, and her eighteenth novel became her first commercial sale. Within a few years, Glass became a full-time writer, and she has never looked back. She has published more than twenty novels under various names.

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Zack Jordan is a compulsive learner and creator. He holds half an art degree, two thirds of a music degree, and about a quarter of a philosophy degree. He’s worked on projects for FEMA, the U.S. Army, and the Department of Defense, none of which elevated his security clearance. He was a designer on several video games including World of Tanks and the F.E.A.R. series, but he’s more proud of the indie games and music albums he’s released under the name U.S. Killbotics. He lives in Chicago with his wife Tara, and spends his evenings playing various Super Mario games with their two daughters, London and Brooklyn.

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Bob Proehl is the author of The Nobody People and A Hundred Thousand Worlds, a Booklist best book of the year. He has worked as a bookseller and programming director for Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, New York, a DJ, a record store owner, and a bartender. He was a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Fiction and a resident at the Saltonstall Arts Colony. His work has appeared on Salon, as part of the 33⅓ book series, and in American Short Fiction.

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Micaiah Johnson was raised in California’s Mojave Desert surrounded by trees named Joshua and women who told stories. She received her bachelor of arts in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside, and her master of fine arts in fiction from Rutgers University–Camden. She now studies American literature at Vanderbilt University, where she focuses on critical race theory and automatons.

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Del Rey's Next Reads Sampler 2020 Edition

Excerpts from 11 Upcoming and Current Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Titles

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