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Hurricane Fever (Excerpt)

|| Prudence "Roo" Jones never thought he'd have a family to look after—until suddenly he found himself taking care of his orphaned teenage nephew. Roo, a former Caribbean Intelligence operative, spends his downtime on his catamaran dodging the punishing hurricanes that are the new norm in the Caribbean. Roo enjoys the simple calm of his new life—until an unexpected package from a murdered fellow spy shows up. Suddenly Roo is thrown into the center of the biggest storm of all.

Arctic Rising (Excerpt)

, || Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it's about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean. Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. Thousands of tiny mirrors floating in the air can create a giant sunshade, capable of redirecting heat and cooling the earth's surface. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen. Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She's intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.

Hurricane Fever (Excerpt)

Check out Hurricane Fever, a new pulse-pounding technothriller by Tobias Buckell, available July 1st from Tor Books! Be sure to also check out Buckell’s bestselling novel Arctic Rising, currently on sale for $2.99 as an ebook. Order a copy from Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Amazon, or your favorite ebook provider!

Prudence “Roo” Jones never thought he’d have a family to look after—until suddenly he found himself taking care of his orphaned teenage nephew. Roo, a former Caribbean Intelligence operative, spends his downtime on his catamaran dodging the punishing hurricanes that are the new norm in the Caribbean. Roo enjoys the simple calm of his new life—until an unexpected package from a murdered fellow spy shows up. Suddenly Roo is thrown into the center of the biggest storm of all.

Using his wits—and some of the more violent tricks of his former trade—Roo begins to unravel the mystery that got his friend killed. When a polished and cunning woman claiming to be murdered spy’s sister appears, the two find themselves caught up in a global conspiracy with a weapon that could change the face of the world forever.

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Arctic Rising (Excerpt)

We have a special two chapter excerpt for you! Here is Artic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell, out on February 28:

Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.

Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. Thousands of tiny mirrors floating in the air can create a giant sunshade, capable of redirecting heat and cooling the earth’s surface. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.

Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She’s intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.

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Holding Out For A Sequel: In Praise of Vernor Vinge

I come here to praise Vernor, and let you all in on a little not-so-secret:

I’ve been waiting for a sequel to A Fire Upon The Deep almost half my life. And I’m like one of those kids who stayed up until midnight to get Harry Potter in line and raced home to read it.

Earlier in the summer, my sister offered me a chance to crew on a large yacht she was the cook for that needed an extra hand. We sailed from the USVI straight up to Rhode Island, spending just a bit under two weeks at sea. And one of the reasons I agreed was that I got a free ticket and some time to spend after the journey in New York.

Sure, there’s all sorts of fun stuff to do in NYC. It’s the big city. Sure, as an author it’s fantastic to catch up with my editors and agents. But for me the sweetest part of my visit to a publishing house is usually that fellow book-loving people load me up with a bunch of books to take back home.

I mean, the reason I got into this whole mess of a career was that, primarily, I love to read. I love books.

And like any reader, I have certain favorite authors.

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