Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Small Miracles

Fair warning: this is a commercial announcement.

My latest near-future thriller -- this time dealing with medical nanotechnology -- was released on October 13. A new book's release is always exciting, but this release is doubly noteworthy. That's because SMALL MIRACLES is this month's "SCI FI Essential" title.

And what is that? "SCI FI has teamed up with Tor Books, the largest publisher of science fiction and fantasy in the world, to spotlight some of the best new science-fiction novels, from both new and established authors.... Each month we select a new book as a SCI FI Essential. That means it deserves to be counted among the finest works of the genre."

To top off that endorsement, here are some early quotes:

"I was royally entertained. For the duration of the book, I was convinced I understood nanotechnology."

— Larry Niven
     Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of Ringworld

" 'Miracle: an event or act that breaks a law of nature -- especially one attributed to a deity.' Well the miracles in Edward M. Lerner's new book may be small ones but they fit the definition in that they definitely aren't natural -- which could be a problem. When God makes a miracle it is a wonder; but a man-made miracle can as easily be a blunder. We are only human after all ..."

— Brian Lumley
     Grand Master of horror and author of Necroscope

"Edward M. Lerner's Small Miracles is a splendid combination of hard SF and a technothriller about nanotechnology gone really, really wrong."

— Eric Flint
     NY Times bestselling author of the Ring of Fire series

"Lerner shows what it might be like to live in times of artificial intelligence. An entrancing and frightening novel."

— Jerry Pournelle
    NY Times bestselling coauthor of Escape from Hell

If you're in the Washington, DC area, I'll be signing books on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday October 18. The Saturday signing is at 11:00 A.M. at Capclave 2009 (Rockville, MD) -- I'll be doing panels all afternoon at the con, too. The Sunday signing is at 2:00 P.M. at the Barnes & Noble at Clarendon Market Commons (Arlington, VA).

And if any of that has made you curious, here's what the publisher has to say and here's an early review from SFrevu.com.


plantsandbooks said...

Why isn't it a SyFy Essential? Isn't that exactly why SciFi changed to SyFy, for branding purposes? When I first heard about the change, the first thing I thought of was the SciFi Essential books.

Sounds like an interesting book.

mordicai said...

I have a copy waiting to be read; looking forward to it, too.

Edward M. Lerner said...

Thanks for the positive vibes!

Sci Fi vs. Sy Fy ... the branding switchover is a work in progress. The publisher's press release cites Sy Fy Essential, but the logo -- as you've seen -- still says Sci Fi. I can't avoid being inconsistent with one of them.

Catreona said...

Congratulations, Ed!