New Release Books by Simon Morden

Simon Morden is the author of The Red Planet (2022), Bright Morning Star (2019), Down Station (2016), Macsen Against the Jugger (2019) and other 13 books.

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The Red Planet

release date: Jul 05, 2022
The Red Planet
Uncover the mysteries, wonders, and history of Mars—as close to an eye-witness perspective of the incredible Red Planet as any reader can get. The history of Mars is drawn not just on its surface, but also down into its broken bedrock and up into its frigid air. Most of all, it stretches back into deep time, where the trackways of the past have been obliterated and there is no discernible trace of where they started from or how they travelled, only where they ended up. From the planet’s formation 4.5 billion years ago, through eras that featured cataclysmic meteor strikes, explosive volcanoes and a vast ocean that spanned the entire upper hemisphere, to the long, frozen ages that saw its atmosphere steadily thinning and leaking away into space, planetary geologist Dr. Simon Morden presents a tantalizing vision of our nearest neighbour, its dramatic history, and astonishing present.

Bright Morning Star

release date: Sep 24, 2019
Bright Morning Star
A novel of first contact from Philip K Dich award-winning author Simon Morden. Sent to Earth to explore, survey, collect samples and report back to its makers, an alien probe arrives in the middle of a warzone. Witnessing both the best and worst of humanity, the AI probe faces situations that go far beyond its programming.

Down Station

release date: Feb 18, 2016
Down Station
Award-winning author Simon Morden joins Gollancz with a stunning SF quest across a vast world that mirrors every London ever built. Instead of fire, there was water. A wave slapped through the open doorway, and a gust of wind blew into the smoke-filled corridor, dragging a spiral of soot outwards and away. MARY. One slip away from prison, fighting to build herself a future from nothing. DALIP. The gentle son of a warrior tradition. A young man who must fight for independence from his family. STANISLAV. A fierce and capable man carrying the wounds of a brutal war. They left London in flames for a place where everything was different. A place that can uncover your secrets. A place haunted by a man called Crows . . .

Macsen Against the Jugger

release date: Mar 12, 2019
Macsen Against the Jugger
Two centuries after the Earth fell to enigmatic alien machines known as the Visitors, humanity survives in sparse nomadic tribes. Macsen is an adventurer, undertaking hazardous quests for the captivating Hona Loy; quests that have made him a hero. Macsen never fails, but this time he crosses the path of a Jugger, one of the deadliest of all the Visitors. Can he find a way to defeat the alien and survive, or will it fall to his faithful companion Laylaw to return to the tribe with the tale of his noble death? In Macsen Against the Jugger, award-winning author Simon Morden delivers a masterpiece of excitement and clever story telling. One of four independent novellas by four different authors that form NewCon Novella Set 5: The Alien Among Us

The White City

release date: Apr 04, 2017
The White City
Award-winning author Simon Morden's stunning quest continues, unraveling magic and uncovering secrets on the way... LET'S FACE IT, NONE OF US DESERVE TO BE SAVED. Since escaping London's inferno, Mary and Dalip have fought monsters and won - though in the magical world of Down, the most frightening monsters come from within. Now they hold the greatest of treasures: maps that reveal the way to the White City, where they can find the answers they're looking for, and learn the secrets of Down. But to get there they must rely on Crows, who has already betrayed them at every turn. As they battle their way towards the one place in all of Down without magic, they must ask themselves how far they will go to find their way home. After all, if there's one thing the White City offers those brave enough to enter, it's more than they bargained for. SIMON MORDEN'S DOWN STATION WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY QUEST FOR MEANING AND IDENTITY. NOW HE'S LEADING US TO THE KIND OF TRUTHS THAT LEAVE US CHANGED.

The Curve of The Earth

release date: Mar 19, 2013
The Curve of The Earth
Welcome to the Metrozone - post-apocalyptic London of the Future, full of homeless refugees, street gangs, crooked cops and mad cults. Enter Samuil Petrovitch: a Russian émigré with a smart mouth, a dodgy heart and a dodgier past. He's brilliant, selfish, cocky and might just be most unlikely champion a city has ever had. Armed with a genius-level intellect, extensive cybernetic replacements, a built-in AI with god-like capabilities and a plethora of Russian swearwords - he's saved this city from ruin more than once. He's also made a few enemies in the process - Reconstruction America being one of them. So when his adopted daughter Lucy goes missing, he's got a clue who's responsible. And there's no way he can let them get away with it.

Degrees of Freedom

release date: Jun 01, 2011
Degrees of Freedom
Winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award The Six Degrees of Petrovitch Michael is an AI of incalculable complexity trapped under the remains of Oshicora tower. Petrovitch will free him one day, he just has to trust Michael will still be sane by the time he does. Maddy and Petrovitch have trust issues. She's left him, but Petrovitch is pretty sure she still loves him. Sonja Oshicora loves Petrovitch too. But she's playing a complicated game and it's not clear that she means to save him from what's coming. The CIA wants to save the world. Well, just America, but they'll call it what they like. The New Machine Jihad is calling. But Petrovitch killed it. Didn't he? And the Armageddonists tried to kill pretty much everyone by blowing the world up. Now, they want to do it again. Once again, all roads lead back to Petrovitch. Everyone wants something from him, but all he wants is to be free...

Heart

release date: Jan 16, 2016
Heart
Robert and Marianne Newton die within minutes of each other: he is killed on his doorstep, she is hit by a speeding car in broad daylight. Gideon Smith - the only witness - remembers nothing. Torsten Neubauer - a detective from Berlin - looks where his British colleagues dare not. He uncovers corruption reaching to the very top of government, a plot that is to end in a coup, and a man who slays his victims with cursed bullets. Gideon Smith holds the key to a mystery he doesn't understand, despite the dead rising to explain it. Only he stands between a mad man and the end of the world. After a gap of ten years, Heart is available again.

Another War

release date: Jan 30, 2013
Another War
It starts with a mystery: an old manor house is surrounded by an impenetrable bubble, and all that lives within it seems to wither and die. Investigating, the Army find two men inside the house: men who vanished some 100 years ago but who have now reappeared, and as young as the day they disappeared. There are rumours of a machine which could puncture the dimensions, allowing man to travel beyond the bounds of the Earth ... and for other things to travel here. Another day, another war. PRAISE FOR ANOTHER WAR: 'Reading like a UNIT-era ‘Doctor Who’ this is a ‘us = good, them = bad’ story with no new-age sensibilities to worry about ... a ‘Boy's Own’ action adventure complete with tentacled monsters and baying mobs.' Sue Davies, SFCrowsnest.co.uk 'This short novel is fast-paced, action-packed, and a page-turner. It is a mix of horror, time-travel, military action, suspense, and science-fiction, with a little bit of ancient history thrown into the mix. For the most part, Morden's writing is concise and fluid. Many of the scenes, particularly the action sequences, are very well done, almost cinematic in scope. This book would actually make a really good summer blockbuster popcorn movie.' Chris Welch, Hellnotes Shortlisted for the 2006 World Fantasy Award.

Theories of Flight

release date: May 01, 2011
Theories of Flight
Winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award Theorem: Petrovitch has a lot of secrets. Proof: Secrets like how to make anti-gravity for one. For another, he's keeping a sentient computer program on a secret server farm - the same program that nearly destroyed the Metrozone a few months back. Theorem: The city is broken. Proof: The people of the OutZone want what citizens of the Metrozone have. And then burn it to the ground. Now, with the heart of the city destroyed by the New Machine Jihad, the Outies finally see their chance. Theorem: These events are not unconnected. Proof: Someone is trying to kill Petrovitch and they're willing to sink the whole city to do it.

The Petrovitch Trilogy

release date: Mar 12, 2013
The Petrovitch Trilogy
Welcome to the Metrozone -- post-apocalyptic London of the future. While the rest of Britain has devolved to anarchy, the M25 cordon protects a decaying city filled with homeless refugees, street gangs, exiled yakuza, crooked cops and mad cults. And something else; something new and dangerous. Enter Samuil Petrovitch: a Russian émigré with a smart mouth, a dodgy heart and a dodgier past. He's brilliant, friendless, cocky and -- armed only with a genius-level intellect, prototype cyberware and a prodigious vocabulary of Russian swear words -- might just be most unlikely champion a city has ever had. Welcome to the future. Mind the gap.

Equations of Life

release date: Jun 06, 2014
Equations of Life
The first novel in a new trilogy. Samuil Petrovitch survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone--the last city in England. He's lived this long because he's a man of rules and logic. Now, the equation of Petrovitch's life is looking increasingly complex. Original.

Noir

release date: Apr 01, 2014
Noir
An anthology of original stories; tales from the dark side, featuring Dark SF, Fantasy and Horror from: Adam Roberts Simon Morden E.J. Swift Jay Caselberg Emma Coleman Paul Kane Alex Dally McFarlane Marie O'Regan Paul Graham Raven Donna Scott Simon Kurt Unsworth Paula Wakefield James Worrad

Arcanum

release date: Jan 28, 2014
Arcanum
The kingdom of Carinthia is rich, powerful and undefeated. A thousand years ago, its ancestors were the spell-wielding northern tribes who crushed the Roman Empire. Their legendary hexmasters can destroy whole armies and turn battlefields into fiery lakes of lava. Magic is Carinthia's wealth, protection and way of life. But the age of magic is dying. Some would do anything to see it return: any act, no matter how terrible, is justified, so long as the hexmasters can still protect their homeland. The kingdom is poised between order and chaos - and the smallest spark is the difference between disaster and triumph. ARCANUM is powerful new epic fantasy from an award-winning author.

The Lost Art

release date: Jun 10, 2008
The Lost Art
A MILLENNIUM AFTER the formidable war machines of the User cultures devoured entire civilizations and rewrote planetary geography, Earth is in the grip of a perpetual Dark Age. Scientific endeavor is strongly discouraged, while remnant technology is locked away—hidden by a Church determined to prevent a new Armageddon. This is the world to which Benzamir Michael Mahmood must return. A descendant of the tribes who fled the planet during those ages old wars, he comes in pursuit of enemies from the far reaches of space. The technology he brings is wondrous beyond the imaginings of those he will meet, but can its potency match that of the Church’s most closely guarded treasure? For centuries it has lain dormant, but it is about to be unearthed, and the powers that will be unleashed may be beyond anyone’s capacity to control. Even a man as extraordinary as Benzamir . . .

Thy Kingdom Come

release date: Jan 01, 2012
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