Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Black Hole Sun - new YA SF novel written by David Macinnis Gill

Black Hole Sun, a new Young Adult science fiction novel written by American author David Macinnis Gill and published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of behemoth HarperCollins, is scheduled to be released today, August 24, 2010. Billed as a "future-dystopia kick-ass action novel set on Mars," here is the promotional piece from the publisher:

Durango will take on any mission -- as long as it is dangerous, impossible, and hopeless. As long as it pays enough for him and his crew to get by. He doesn’t have a death wish, exactly, but he’s got a lot to run from and a whole lot to forget. Fortunately for Durango, he’s also got Mimi, a symbiotic nano-implant, to keep him on the straight and narrow (and to keep readers laughing along with the adrenaline rush), and a crew of loyal buddies -- male, female, and other. Readers of The Hunger Games and Pratchett’s Nation -- from casual fans of future dystopia to hardcore gamers who like fiction with depth -- will enjoy this action-jammed, cinematic saga set on a terraformed Mars.

HarperCollins has posted about the first 70 pages of Black Hole Sun and Gill has created a mock video trailer that is even more cheesy than the cover art for his novel. On a more positive note, Black Hole Sun received a starred review from Booklist.

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