Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Read opening chapters of new Pyr reprint of Ian McDonald's 2001 novel Ares Express

Thanks to the generosity of editor Lou Anders, you can read the opening chapters of the new Pyr reprint of award-winning British author Ian McDonald’s 2001 magic-realist novel Ares Express. Set on a terraformed Mars, starring a young woman named Sweetness Octave Glorious-Honeybun Asiim 12th, and featuring fusion-powered locomotives, Ares Express is generating positive reviews. Meanwhile, according to WorldCat, nearly 100 public library systems have purchased copies of Ares Express, including:

Austin Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library
Cleveland Public Library
Denver Public Library
Detroit Public Library
Greensboro Public Library
Idaho Falls Public Library
Iowa City Public Library
Los Alamos County Library System
Louisville Free Public Library
Milwaukee County Library System
Palm Beach County Library System
Palo Alto City Library
Seattle Public Library
Skokie Public Library
Virginia Beach Public Library System
Wichita Public Library

All aboard!

Pictured: Ares Express (2010), cover by Stephan Martiniere.

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