New Scientist: best sci-fi to wrap or read this Christmas, 2018…

My name is Rex. I am a good dog.

Rex is also seven foot tall at the shoulder, bulletproof, bristling with heavy calibre weaponry and his voice resonates with subsonics especially designed to instil fear. All he wants to be is a Good Dog. And to do that he must do exactly what Master says and Master says he’s got to kill a lot of enemies.

Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky

 

 

 

The official prequel novel to the highly anticipated science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, based on Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga, set to be released on February 14, 2019.

A long time ago there was the Great War. The reasons for the war have been lost to time. On the shattered surface of the Earth, there is a metropolis that lives amidst the garbage thrown down from the inhabitants of a sky city floating above it. Welcome to Iron City.

Alita: Battle Angel by Pat Cadigan is out now.

 

 

 

Celebrating 20 years since publication of China Miéville’s first novel, King Rat

 

                      

Something is stirring in London’s dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul’s father, and left Saul to pay for the crime.

But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into his prison cell and leads him to freedom. A shadow called King Rat.

“…with its original blend of twisted urban fairytale and modern gothic horror, King Rat marks out China Miéville as an author to be watched.” (The Times)

 

 

 

The definitive story of Harley Quinn by her co-creator, Paul Dini, and Pat Cadigan, revealing the secrets of her history even as she seeks to kill Batman.

From Titan Books, Harley Quinn: Mad Love by Paul Dini and Pat Cadigan is available now.