SHARKPUNK 2 is the sequel to 2015’s SHARKPUNK, an anthology of killer shark stories by a host of genre talent, and published by Snowbooks. SHARKPUNK 2 features brand new SF, F and WTF? stories from the likes of James Lovegrove, Gavin Smith, Gav Thorpe, Guy Haley, Michael Carroll, Jonathan Oliver, and many more.
The inspiration behind the original SHARKPUNK was such classic shark movies as Jaws, Deep Blue Sea and The Reef – as well as such B-movie delights as Sharknado, Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus – and SHARKPUNK 2 contains more of the same.
SHARKPUNK 2 will also feature a brand new, original Sky Sharks story, set within the same universe as the forthcoming movie, directed by Marc Fehse, which was also funded via Kickstarter.
The book’s editor is Jonathan Green, who is most well known as an author of adventure gamebooks and steampunk novels, and whose previous anthologies – SHARKPUNK, GAME OVER and Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu – have won both critical and popular acclaim.
The Kickstarter to fund production of SHARKPUNK 2 launches on Saturday 28 th January 2017 at 12:00pm GMT (7:00am in New York, 11:00pm in Melbourne) and features a number of exclusives rewards. Included among these are signed Sky Sharks postcards, signed books, and the chance to have your name appear in print. There are also a number of reduced price rewards which will only be available during the Kickstarter’s first week, to encourage early backing.
Solaris Author Guy Haley warns of a society in utter thrall to commerce, which must constantly expand to sustain itself, in his second book for Solaris.
“When a mission to the stars begins to go wrong, the fragility of human society and progress is exposed.”
Guy’s The Crash is due for release in July 2013.
Guy Haley’s first novel for Solars Champion of Mars, was released in May 2012 and was described by SF legend Stephen Baxter as “a novel with an ambition on the scale of Olympus Mons itself, and it delivers. Recommended.”
“Guy Haley’s SF invokes in me the same excitement I had when reading Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg and Arthur C. Clarke’s works for the first time,” said Jonathan Oliver, editor-in-chief of Solaris. “His fiction is packed full of ideas while maintaining a very human voice. Haley’s work is complex, exciting and vastly entertaining and I’m delighted to welcome him back to the Solaris fold.”
The Market rules all, plotting the rise and fall of fortunes without human intervention. Mankind, trapped by a rigid hierarchy of wealth, bends to its every whim. To function, the Market must expand without end. The Earth is finite, and cannot hold it, and so a bold venture to the stars is begun, offering a rare chance at freedom to a select few people.
Champion of Mars, a new novel by British science-fiction writer Guy Haley, has become the latest acquisition by Solaris.
Champion of Mars is a novel truly vast in scope and charts the troubled history of the red planet over millennia. It will be published simultaneously in the UK and US in May 2012, as well as in eBook format.
An experienced SF writer and magazine editor, Guy Haley has worked on SFX, Death Ray and White Dwarf. He writes for Black Library, and is the author of the forthcoming Richards & Klein SF series from Angry Robot, the first two books of which will be released soon. You can read some of Guy?s work and his blog at guyhaley.wordpress.com
Jonathan Oliver, Solaris editor-in-chief, said: ?It?s wonderful when you find a science-fiction novel that?s this epic while also dealing with characters you can believe in. Guy is a strong new voice in SF and it?s a real pleasure to be working with him. Champion of Mars has all the grandeur of the golden-age SF of Bradbury, Silverberg or Clarke, while also presenting a strong new authorial voice.?
Guy said: ?I?m delighted to have placed Champion of Mars with Solaris. The story is a personal favourite of mine, and I can?t wait to share it with the world. I love planetary romance and hard SF, Champion of Mars is my attempt to merge the two. I can?t think of a better home for the book than Solaris, a great imprint with a great catalogue, one which I?m thrilled to join.?