Friday, August 10, 2012

Cover Reveal: The David Brin Makeover

Orbit has just revealed the cover for the paperback version of David Brin's Existence as well as the amazing revamped covers for some of his backlist.


EXISTENCE
Release date - 1st November 2012.
ISBN: 9780356501734
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We’ve always wanted to know our destiny. But when the end seems in sight, how will the world react?

An alien artefact plucked from Earth’s orbit throws the world into chaos with both warning and a promise. For the movie mogul with a talent for spinning facts, the public doesn’t know what’s best for them. And for the reporter determined to discover the truth, the world needs to know what’s at stake.

All are determined to hold off Armageddon. All will play their part in what’s to come.


UPLIFT: The Complete Original Trilogy
(Contains SUNDIVER, STARTIDE RISING and THE UPLIFT WAR)
Release date - 6th December 2012
ISBN: 9781841494890
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Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. A journey into the boiling inferno of the sun, to seek our destiny in the cosmic order of life.

For in a universe in which no species can reach sentience without being ‘uplifted’ by a patron race, it seems that only mankind has reached for the stars unaided. And now, the greatest mystery of all may be explained . . .


EXILES: The Second Uplift Omnibus 
(Contains BRIGHTNESS REEF, INFINITY’S SHORE and HEAVEN’S REACH)
Release date 17th January 2013
ISBN: 9781841494906
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On the distant planet of Jijo, six exiled races live side by side. Only ancient relics from their home planets remind the dispossessed of a more noble past, when they were full citizens of the Five Galaxies. The races of Jijo, it seems, have been forgotten, along with whatever crimes they committed. But for how long?

It is at the time of the Gathering, the council of the sages, when the spacecraft is first spotted. For some, it offers a new hope. For others, it heralds a time of reckoning.


EARTH 
Release date - 1st November 2012
ISBN: 9780356501765
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Decades from now, an artifically-created black hole has accidentally fallen into the earth’s core. As scientists frantically work to prevent a disaster, they discover the entire planet could be destroyed within two years.

But while they look for an answer, others argue that the only way to save the Earth is to let its human inhabitants become extinct: to let the million-year evolutionary clock rewind and start over.

Earth is the Hugo and Locus Award-nominated novel that accurately predicted numerous future trends and earned David Brin a reputation as a visionary futurologist.


THE POSTMAN 
Release date 1st November 2012
ISBN: 9780356501758
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He was a survivor – a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war.

But when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker, his life changes for ever. As he journeys from one isolated community to the next, the old, worn uniform becomes far more than a protection against the unrelenting cold: it becomes a reminder of how things were before the world collapsed – and a symbol for how things might be again. And his story becomes one of a lie that turns into the most important kind of truth.

Against a background of global failure, THE POSTMAN is a powerful and affecting novel of the survival of the human spirit.

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I'm definitely adding these to my Christmas wishlist. Now if only I could find an obliging Santa...

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