Saturday, March 16, 2013

Upcoming: “Martian Sands” by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)

Tidhar-MartianSandsLavie Tidhar, award-winning author of Osama and The Bookman Histories, will be releasing a new novella this month: Martian Sands. I must sadly admit that I haven’t read much of Tidhar’s work – something I definitely intend to remedy in the near future, probably starting with this. here’s the synopsis:

1941: an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbour, a man from the future materialises in President Roosevelt’s office. His offer of military aid may cut the War and its pending atrocities short, and alter the course of the future…

The future: welcome to Mars, where the lives of three ordinary people become entwined in one dingy smokesbar the moment an assassin opens fire. The target: the mysterious Bill Glimmung. But is Glimmung even real? The truth might just be found in the remote FDR Mountains, an empty place, apparently of no significance, but where digital intelligences may be about to bring to fruition a long-held dream of the stars…

Mixing mystery and science fiction, the Holocaust and the Mars of both Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip K. Dick, Martian Sands is a story of both the past and future, of hope, and love, and of finding meaning — no matter where — or when — you are.

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