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James Lovegrove

James Lovegrove was born on Christmas Eve 1965 and is the author of more than 40 books. James has sold well over 40 short stories, the majority of them gathered in two collections, Imagined Slights and Diversifications. He has written a four-volume fantasy saga for teenagers, The Clouded World (under the pseudonym Jay Amory), and has produced a dozen short books for readers with reading difficulties, including Wings, Kill Swap, Free Runner, Dead Brigade, and the 5 Lords Of Pain series. He lives with his wife, two sons and cat in Eastbourne, a town famously genteel and favoured by the elderly, but in spite of that he isn’t planning to retire just yet.

For more information visit the official James Lovegrove website.

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THE JAMES LOVEGROVE COLLECTION VOLUME 1

Released 2 December 2014

By James Lovegrove

Available Now: US|UK|Ebook

Two of James Lovegrove’s early works – weird, satirical, Ballardesque – are here collected in a beautiful new edition.

‘One of the UK SF scene’s most interesting, challenging and adventurous authors’
Saxon Bullock, SFX

DAYS

Nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

Days is a gigastore the size of a small city, whose security are licensed to kill and whose seven owners brood in the penthouse, far removed from the desperate scramble of consumerism. But at what price commerce? Security man Frank has lost his reflection, Books are entering a localised war with Computers, and there is a riot in Third World Instruments. Time for another flash sale...

‘Endlessly inventive and savage in its humour, Lovegrove’s novel gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “shop till you drop”’
Roz Kaveney

UNTIED KINGDOM

Nominated for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award

When the village of Downbourne is raided and schoolmaster Fen Morris’s wife Moira is snatched, there are no authorities to turn to. In the absence of its government – in exile in the Caribbean following the ‘Unlucky Gamble’ – and subject to random bombings and leaflet drops, the UK is lawless and falling apart. Their marriage was a disaster, but Fen sets out to recover her anyway; but does she even want rescuing?

‘This is the first book I’ve read this year that I can unequivocally recommend to everyone’
Vector

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The Hope

Released 2 June 2002

By James Lovegrove

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The Hope is a vast ocean liner, five miles long and two miles wide and one mile high, which lurches through the waves on a voyage to nowhere, carrying a million passengers in her rusting belly. After some thirty years at sea, everyone aboard her has gone just a little bit loopy, and violent death has become a way of life. All sorts of horrors lurk in the ship’s darkest corners — rumours made flesh, unspeakable creatures, peripheral-vision insanities. The only certainty is this: the Hope, which was once a multimillionaire philanthropist’s dream, has become a floating nightmare.

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Days

Released 8 April 1999

By James Lovegrove

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Welcome to the Days gigastore! Seven storeys high, two-and-a-half kilometres to a side. Within its walls, you can buy anything and everything! But there is a price to be paid...

A savagely funny satire on a society obsessed with consumption, Days paints a picture of a future that is just around the corner. A remarkable feat of visionary writing - blackly funny, lyrical and tightly plotted - it affirmed James Lovegrove's position as one of the key writers of fantastic fiction in the UK today.

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Imagined Slights

Released 13 June 2002

By James Lovegrove

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A collection of previously unseen stories, favourites from Interzone magazine and contributions to numerous science fiction and fantasy anthologies, Imagined Slights showcases one of the most versatile and elegant writers on the genre scene today. Whether taking you through 'Britworld(TM)' - Britain turned into a theme park, exploring the possibilities of the lonely hearts ad in 'Thanatophile Seeks Similar', or imagining the disability of a child without wings in a world where wings are the norm in the moving short story, 'Wings', James Lovegrove is incapable of writing a dull sentence.

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Provender Gleed

Released 10 August 2006

By James Lovegrove

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The Families. Insanely rich and richly insane. With world-spanning business interests, glamour and power, they are monarchs, Mafia and movie stars rolled into one. Since the Borgias and Medicis united in the 17th century the Families have transfixed, transformed and ruled the world.

Top British Family the Gleeds are hosting the social event of the year, their annual ball. Venice has been reconstructed in the grounds of their estate and should provide the perfect romantic backdrop for Provender - their disaffected heir upon whom the Family line depends - to finally find a wife. But Provender shows no sign of settling down with any of the social beauties his mother parades before him... and in the moment when love does begin to blossom, Provender is kidnapped by an anti-Familial revolutionary.

The future of the Gleeds, and of Europe, depends on the skills of two Anagrammatic Detectives - while Provender's own future depends on the dark eyes and equally dark wit of a girl called Is.

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The Foreigners

Released 1 January 2000

By James Lovegrove

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A utopia, brought to us by the Foreigners, inscrutable aliens who appeared amongst us from nowhere one day. A utopia that will end when the Foreigners leave, which they are bound to if whoever is killing them cannot be stopped. A utopia that is already fatally flawed...

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Untied Kingdom

Released 8 January 2004

By James Lovegrove

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After a series of disastrous political decisions the United Kingdom has finally fallen foul of the International Community. Ostracized and bombed at random, the country has fallen apart. With the infrastructure in ruins, tiny communities struggle on relying on ancient traditions and myth for their structure and identity.

In the village of Downbourne the mayor has styled himself the Green Man. But even he is powerless to stop a raid on the village by a London based gang who kidnap a number of the village's women. One of them is the schoolmaster's wife.

Their marriage was an arid disaster, but the schoolmaster feels bound to do the right thing and sets off on a journey through an England at once terrifying and magical to get her back. But does this particular damsel even want to be rescued?

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Worldstorm

Released 23 September 2004

By James Lovegrove

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'When the Worldstorm first stirred in the distant reaches of the earth, the people of the earth were torn asunder and thrown into disarray. For a time, all was panic and terror. But out of this panic and terror and division a new order coalesced, and the four Inclinations were known, and named.'

Or so at least one of the old stories has it. Elder Ayn doesn't really know why the Worldstorm comes to wreak devastation on the world any more than the next man. But, being a previsionary, he does know the exact time and nature of his death. He will be murdered, and he will do nothing to prevent the killing blow. He also knows why he has left the splendid academic isolation of Stonehaven and gone out into the world, which his scribe Khollo.

The world's order is breaking down. War is brewing between the Earth and the Fire Inclined. People who can shake the ground with a fist or pull fire out of the air with a simple thought. A storm is coming. And a girl who fears she is Extraordinary is about to learn the truth...

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The Age of Zeus

Released 23 April 2010

By James Lovegrove

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The Olympians appeared a decade ago, living incarnations of the Ancient Greek gods, offering order and stability at the cost of placing humanity under the jackboot of divine oppression. Until former London police officer Sam Akehurst receives an invitation to join the Titans, the small band of battlesuited high-tech guerillas squaring off against the Olympians and their mythological monsters in a war they cannot all survive...

 “The kind of complex, action-oriented SF Dan Brown would write if Dan Brown could write”
-The Guardian

US: 978-1-906735-69-2
UK: 978-1-906735-68-5

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The Age of Ra

Released 3 August 2009

By James Lovegrove

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The Ancient Egyptian gods have defeated all the other pantheons and divided the Earth into warring factions. Lt. David Westwynter, a British soldier, stumbles into Freegypt, the only place to have remained independent of the gods, and encounters the followers of a humanist freedom-fighter known as the Lightbringer. As the world heads towards an apocalyptic battle, there is far more to this leader than it seems...

“However you label it, it’s great stuff. Mr. Lovegrove is one of the best writers out there... Highly, highly recommended.”

The Fantasy Book Critic

“Impeccably researched, intricately plotted.”
The Guardian

“Intelligent and provocative, it’s yet more proof that Lovegrove is one of the UK SF scene’s most interesting, challenging and adventurous authors.”
– Saxon Bullock, SFX

US: 978-1-844167-47-0
UK: 978-1-844167-46-3

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Age of Anansi

Released 5 February 2013

By James Lovegrove

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From James Lovegrove’s New York Times bestselling Pantheon series, which has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide, comes an e-book exclusive – a journey into a dark heart of deceit, lies and ancient gods.

Dion Yeboah leads an orderly life... until the day the spider appears. What this ordinary-looking arachnid turns out to be Anansi, the trickster god of African legend, and its arrival throws Dion’s life into chaos.

Lawyer Dion’s already impressive legal brain is sharpened. He becomes nimbler-witted and more ruthless than never before, both in and out of court. Then he discovers the price he has to pay for these newfound skills. He must travel to America and take part in a contest between the avatars of all the trickster gods. In a life-or-death battle of wits, at the end only one person will be left standing...

“One of the UK SF scene’s most interesting, challenging and adventurous authors.” – SFX on The Age of Ra

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Age of Aztec

Released 27 March 2013

By James Lovegrove

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In the latest in the New York Times bestselling Pantheon series, which has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide, Cortez’s brutal suppression of Mexico never happened and the Aztec Empire rules the world.

Yet in jungle-infested London, a masked vigilante defies this cruel and ruthless oppressive regime: the Conquistador. As the apocalypse looms, he must help assassinate the mysterious and immortal Aztec emperor, but police detective Mal Vaughn is hot on his trail, determined to bring him to justice.

 Merging ancient religions, interest in the ‘forthcoming’ 2012 Mayan apocalypse, and high-octane military SF, Age of Aztec continues Lovegrove’s bestselling Pantheon series. A breathtaking series that is not to be missed, The Age of Odin went straight onto the NYT bestsellers list and Age of Aztec is sure to be another hit.

 “The kind of complex, action-oriented SF Dan Brown would write if Dan Brown could write” 
-The Guardian

“Lovegrove is vigourously carving out a godpunk subgenre – rebellious underdog humans battling an outmoded belief system.” 
-Pornokitsch

UK: 9781907992803
US: 9781907992810

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Age of Godpunk

Released 27 August 2013

By James Lovegrove

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In Africa, Dion Yeboah is drawn into a life-or-death battle of wits by a sinister spider; in 1968, student Guy Lucas performs a black mass and finds you cannot trick the Devil; and energy billionaire Barnaby Pollard discovers that Mother Nature is not to be tampered with – welcome to the Age of Godpunk.

James Lovegrove’s New York Times best-selling Pantheon series returns with a trilogy of electric tales that pit humanity against the gods. From Satan to Anansi, and even Gaia herself, this omnibus of stories is packed with whimsical deities and foolish humans.

“The kind of complex, action-oriented SF Dan Brown would write if Dan Brown could write.” 
-The Guardian

UK: 9781781081280 
US: 9781781081297 

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Age of Heroes

Released 8 September 2016

By James Lovegrove

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The demigods of ancient myth are alive, well, and ready for war.

Except the demigods of Ancient Greek myth are alive and, well… dying. Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus, Achilles, Hippolyta, Aeneas, King Minos, Helen of Troy – for centuries they have survived on Earth, doing their best to fit in among ordinary humans.

The offspring of liaisons between god and mortal, they are blessed, or perhaps cursed, with eternal life. They cannot be killed. But someone has figured out how to do just that. One by one, the demigods are meeting gory, violent ends.

Now it’s up to Theseus, comfortably ensconced in New York and making his living as a crime fiction writer, to investigate the deaths. His search for the culprit draws him back into the lives of his extended family of cousins and half-siblings, and into a world of tragedy and long-held grudges that he thought, and hoped, he’d put behind him.

UK ISBN: 9781781084045
US ISBN: 9781781084052

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The Age of Odin

Released 6 January 2011

By James Lovegrove

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Gideon Coxall was a good soldier but bad at everything else, until a roadside explosive device leaves him with one deaf ear and a British Army half-pension.

So when he hears about the Valhalla Project, it’s like a dream come true. They’re recruiting former service personnel for excellent pay, no questions asked, to take part in unspecified combat operations.

The last thing Gid expects is to find himself fighting alongside ancient Viking gods. The world is in the grip of one of the worst winters it has ever known, and Ragnarök – the fabled final conflict of the Sagas – is looming...

The third book in James Lovegrove’s Pantheon series (including The Age of Ra and The Age of Zeus), The Age of Odin sets a tight cast of engaging and believable English squaddies alongside the Norse gods, to fight in the final battle against their ancient foe, the evil shapeshifter Loki.

Gripping military action meets mythology and giant machines in a summer blockbuster in paperback form.

“The kind of complex, action-oriented SF Dan Brown would write if Dan Brown could write.” – The Guardian on The Age of Zeus

UK: 9781907519406
US: 9781907519413 

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Age of Satan

Released 14 August 2013

By James Lovegrove

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In another e-novella exclusive from Solaris, James Lovegrove adds to his New York Times bestselling Pantheon series – which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide – where gods are made real and men have to contend with their rule.

The latest stand-alone title in this action-packed military SF series brings you a world where Lucifer is all too real and after an ill-judged cry for help, one man is caught up in the morning star’s machinations.

1968. Guy Lucas, son a murdered British diplomat, is sent to an old-fashioned boarding school, where he is bullied and abused. A fellow student persuades him to perform a black mass and plead with Satan to intervene, with horrific consequences. For the next ten years, the shadow of Satan is cast across his life; he flees, across the sea and into obscurity, but tragedy follows him. Eventually, he must confront the Devil, and learn the truth about himself...

Lovegrove takes his ‘godpunk’ series to its next logical next step in a sinister new e-novella that will delight readers of the Pantheon series as well as fans of classic films such as The Omen and The Exorcist.

 “The kind of complex, action-oriented SF Dan Brown would write if Dan Brown could write” – The Guardian

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Age of Shiva

Released 26 March 2014

By James Lovegrove

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It’s sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide since 2009 and spawned its own genre of ‘Godpunk’; now the best-selling Pantheon series draws to a close with James Lovegrove’s Age of Shiva!

The latest stand-alone title in this action-packed military SF series brings you a world where the multitude of Hindu gods hold sway and a simple comic book artist finds himself trapped in the middle!

Zachary Bramwell, better known as the comics artist Zak Zap, is pushing forty and wondering why his life isn’t as exciting as the lives of the superheroes he draws. Then he’s shanghaied by black-suited goons and flown to Mount Meru, a vast complex built atop an island in the Maldives. There, Zak meets a trio of billionaire businessmen who put him to work designing costumes for a team of godlike super-powered beings based on the ten avatars of Vishnu from Hindu mythology.

 The Ten Avatars battle demons and aliens and seem to be the saviours of a world teetering on collapse. But their presence is itself a harbinger of apocalypse. The Vedic “fourth age” of civilisation, Kali Yuga, is coming to an end, and Zak has a ringside seat for the final, all-out war that threatens the destruction of Earth.

 “The kind of complex, action-oriented SF Dan Brown would write if Dan Brown could write” 
-The Guardian

UK: 9781781081808
US: 9781781081815

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Age of Voodoo

Released 28 May 2013

By James Lovegrove

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Lex Dove, retired British wetwork specialist, is quietly living in the Caribbean when he gets the call: one more mission where the money and risks are high.

But he didn’t think that leading a US black ops team to an abandoned Cold War bunker would lead to the discovery of barely human monsters, created in a disastrous mix of science and voodoo.

But if they can’t stop the clock, if they can’t contain the god deep in the earth, then those monsters are the least of their problems – because if his anger is released, the world might not survive it!

 “The kind of complex, action-oriented SF Dan Brown would write if Dan Brown could write” – The Guardian

“Lovegrove is vigorously carving out a godpunk subgenre.” –  Pornokitsch

UK: 9781781080856
US: 9781781080863

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Red Law: Red Eye

Released 25 September 2012

By James Lovegrove

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They live among us. But when the vampires start rioting in their ghettoes, and angry humans respond with violence of their own, even Redlaw may not be able to keep the peace. Especially when political forces are aligning to introduce a radical answer to the Sunless problem, one that will resolve the situation once and for all...

New York Times best-seller James Lovegrove’s ‘cop of the damned’ returns and he’s on the trail of the ultimate ‘cold case’.

They live among us; marginalised, despised. They are vampires, they are Sunless. And Captain John Redlaw is London’s most feared and respected officer of the Sunless Housing and Disclosure Executive.

The eastern seaboard of the USA is experiencing the worst winter weather in living memory, and John Redlaw is in the cold white thick of it. He’s come to America to investigate a series of vicious attacks on vampire immigrants – targeted kills that can’t simply be the work of amateur vigilantes.

Full of intrigue, visceral terror, and hard-nosed detective work, Lovegrove’s Redlaw rescues the vampire genre from sparkling lovelorn teens and puts them back into a world of horror, blood, and danger!

 “You fully expect to hear that someone has snapped up the rights to a film version of the book... Well-written, gripping and hopefully the start of a long-running series.” -Sci-Fi Bulletin on Redlaw

“A stonking good read and a refreshing change to the paranormal romance that seems to dominate the bloodsucking genre. Buy it, read it, enjoy it.”
-The British Fantasy Society on Redlaw

UK: 9781781080481 | 11th October 2012
US: 9781781080504 | 25th September 2012

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Redlaw

Released 27 September 2011

By James Lovegrove

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Marginalised rioters smash up their filthy ghettos in the heart of London; an underclass long dispossessed and reviled. But these aren’t hoodies and chavs, these are the demons among us, the strigoi ... vampires.

It takes a special kind of ‘community policeman’ to bring law to the dark streets of the vampire ghettos. Captain John Redlaw is that man.

London’s most feared and respected officer for SHADE – Sunless Housing And Disclosure Executive – Redlaw must try and keep the peace as the strigoi slums erupt and angry humans overreact with violence of their own.

A fascinating world where vampires and humans live side-by-side, but not happily, Redlaw is the latest from the New York Times best-selling author of the hit Pantheon Trilogy: The Age of Ra, The Age of Zeus, and The Age of Odin – prepare for 2011’s most striking new take on the vampire mythos.

“Lovegrove has become to the 21st  Century what JG Ballard was to the 20th..."
-The Bookseller

UK: 9781907992049 | 1st October 2011
US: 9781907992056 | 27th September 2011 

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Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets

Released 7 October 2014

By Guy Adams, Gini Koch, James Lovegrove, Glen Mehn, David Thomas Moore, Emma Newman, Adrian Tchaikovsky , Jamie Wyman

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From under the mirror balls of Studio 54 to the heart of a bloody Wizard war, this is Holmes and Watson as you’ve never, ever seen them before.

Featuring witch trials, fanfiction and a host of grisly murders Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streetsis a contemporary look at the world of Sherlock Holmes that will go far beyond just delighting fans of the books, television shows and films, and provide a challenging new world for genre lovers to explore.

In Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets Abaddon Books editor David Moore has brought together the finest celebrated and new talent in SF and Fantasy writing to create a new generation of Holmes stories that will confound everything you ever thought you knew about Doyle’s most famous characters.

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets consists of 14 original stories by 9 women and 5 men, including NYT bestsellers, award winning writers and exciting new talents:

Adrian Tchaikovsky // Emma Newman //Gini Koch // Glen Mehn // Guy Adams // Ian Ediginton // James Lovegrove // Jamie Wyman // JE Cohen // Jennie Hill // Joan de la Haye // Kaaron Warren // Kasey Lansdale // Kelly Hale

UK: 9781781082218 | 9th October 2014
US: 9781781082225 | 7th October 2014

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World of Fire

Released 26 August 2014

By James Lovegrove

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World of Fire is the first title in the eagerly awaited new series from James Lovegrove: an action-packed, sci-fi thriller that – appropriately enough given the conditions of Alighieri – is witty as hell.

Meet Dev Harmer, don’t worry if you’re not too good with faces, Dev’s probably won’t be the same next time you see him. As an – albeit reluctant – ISS agent Dev is used to waking up in new forms, although his current cloned host body isn’t exactly what he’d have picked out for himself, and the world of Alighieri where it currently resides is unlikely to win any tourist awards soon.

Alighieri is an infernal world, so close to the sun that its surface is regularly heated to 1,000 ͦC, enough to turn rock to lava and definitely not somewhere you’d want to get caught in daytime. Alighieri is also a valuable world, covered in precious helium-3 regolith deposits and unofficially run by the powerful mining corporations who extract it. However, with increasingly strong earthquakes ripping through the mining capital of Calder’s Edge, and rumour that the AI race of the Polis+ – man’s greatest galactic rivals – may be behind them, the industry of Alighieri is at risk.

Alongside tough, no-nonsense Chief of Police Captain Astrid Kahlo, Dev Harmer is all that stands in the way of the Polis+. But with his arrival stepping up the campaign of destruction being wrought on Alighieri, he’s certainly not making himself popular with the locals.

James Lovegrove is a NYT best-selling author, and his latest creation, Dev Harmer, is a fantastic new character who drives the action of World of Fire forward at an eye-watering pace. Following hot on the heels of his smash-hit Age of God series, this new series will appeal to both fans of Lovegrove’s previous works and lovers of action-thrillers. 

UK: 9781781082065 | 11th September 2014 
US: 9781781082072 | 26th August 2014 

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World of Water

Released 29 March 2016

By James Lovegrove

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Dev Harmer, reluctant agent of Interstellar Security Solutions, has travelled to ocean world Robinson D, nicknamed Triton.

Here, settlements belonging to the Terran Diaspora have been coming under attack by members of the planet's sub-aquatic indigenous race. ISS suspects the involvement of an agent provocateur working for humankind's galactic rivals, the artificial intelligence civilisation known as Polis+.

As the violence escalates, Dev finds himself battling to restore order - but he has only seventy-two hours before his genetically engineered host form breaks down irreversibly. And all as an ancient god-beast rises from the depths to usher in an apocalypse...

UK ISBN: 9781781083055
US ISBN: 9781781083055