The Martian by Andy Weir

The MartianAndy Weir brings us Robinson Crusoe on Mars – a survival story for the 21st Century!

Andy Weir
Random House UK, Ebury Publishing
ISBN 9780091956134
Price 9.99
Currency GBP
Edition Hardcover

Description: Robinson Crusoe on Mars – a survival story for the 21st Century.

I’m stranded on Mars.

I have no way to communicate with Earth.

I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I’m screwed.

Praise for the novel:

The best book I’ve read in ages. Clear your schedule before you crack the seal. This story will take your breath away faster than a hull breech. Smart, funny, and white-knuckle intense, The Martian is everything you want from a novel.–Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool

“Think Apollo 13 … on Mars! A saga of courage, ingenuity and humour – and utterly convincing thanks to superb research… The best space disaster story since Clarke’s A Fall of Moondust.” Stephen Baxter, award winning author of The Time Ships.

“Gripping…shapes up like Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe as written by someone brighter. –Larry Niven, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series and Lucifer’s Hammer

About the author:

ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a US national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.


The Martian will be available to purchase from February 13th 2014.

Hang Wire by Adam Christopher

hang wireCover Art: Will Staehle

UK Print
Date: 6th February 2014
ISBN: 9780857663160
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 28th January 2014
ISBN: 9780857663177
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99

Date: 28th January 2014
ISBN: 9780857663184
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Ted Hall is worried. He’s been sleepwalking, and his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer.

Meanwhile, the circus has come to town, but the Celtic dancers are taking their pagan act a little too seriously, the manager of the Olde Worlde Funfair has started talking to his vintage machines, and the new acrobat’s frequent absences are causing tension among the performers.

Out in the city there are other new arrivals – immortals searching for an ancient power – a primal evil which, if unopposed, could destroy the world!

Praise for the book:

“The sheer volume of ideas is dizzying… an enjoyably fast-paced read.” SFX Magazine.

“There’s a lot going in this genre-bender…  Christopher fulfils our expectations and more.  Days after finishing the book, you’ll still have a grin on your face.” Booklist – starred review

About the author:

adamchristopherADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer. In 2010, as an editor, Christopher won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s highest science fiction honour. His debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow’s Book of the Year and a Financial Times Book of the Year for 2012. In 2013, he was nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel award for Best New Talent, with Empire State shortlisted for Best Novel. Born in New Zealand, he has lived in Great Britain since 2006.

Adam is represented by Stacia Decker of the Donald Mass Literary Agency.