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Arctic Rising on NPR

March 8, 2012 3 comments

Tobias Buckell’s new novel Arctic Rising received a great review from Alan Cheuse on NPR’s All Things Considered. He says, “If you count on good thrillers to be told in clear, engaging prose and made up of interesting psychology, state-of-the-art research and swiftly moving plots, you couldn’t be in a better place.”

Listen to the full review on NPR’s website.

About Arctic Rising: Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.

Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.

Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She’s intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.

Anika finds herself caught up in a plot by a cabal of military agencies and corporations who want Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia Corp loses control of their superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world. The nuclear weapon she has risked her life to find is the only thing that can stop Gaia Corp’s weapon after it falls into the wrong hands.

Don’t forget to check out one of Buckell’s recent stops on his blog tour!

Launching the Scavenger Hunt Book Tour with Dom Testa!

March 5, 2012 3 comments

3…2…1… We have lift off!

Welcome to the launch of the Scavenger Hunt Book Tour for the sci-fi space adventure The Galahad Legacy by Dom Testa! Starting today, March 5th, through Wednesday, April 11th an excerpt from The Galahad Legacy will be featured by a book blogger which is listed in the guide below. Don’t miss a single stop because when one blog runs a passage from the book, you will then be directed to a different blog where you’ll find the next passage in order. Each day brings a new excerpt!

Here’s a bit more about the scavenger hunt from Dom Testa:

The way I see it, you have three choices for entertainment these days. One, you can watch the presidential debates and campaign speeches. Two, you can ponder whether or not it’s a sign of the apocalypse when Jersey Shore folks begin procreating. Or three, you can join in the way-cool scavenger hunt based on the award-winning Galahad book series from Tor Teen!

After you’ve (correctly) chosen Number Three, here’s what you’ll find. The teenage crew of Galahad has been dispatched to colonize a new world in order to save the human race…but there are no adults aboard the ship. Along the way they grow, they evolve, and they find that life in space is no picnic, especially when you encounter a deadly stowaway, an ancient and bizarre uber-intelligence acting as a galactic police force, and some pretty creepy critters loitering around the perimeter of the solar system. And that’s just in the first few months.

The Galahad Legacy is the sixth and final volume in the series, where all (well, almost all) will be revealed. Get started today by picking up the opening installment, The Comet’s Curse, and by the time you reach The Galahad Legacy you’ll be twisted into knots. Here’s the best news: With all six books now available, you’ll have no down-time between each pulse-pounding episode. I loved writing this series, and I’m especially pleased with how it all wrapped up. Enjoy the scavenger hunt, and good luck! Remember, there are other treats, too, at Thanks, and stay in touch!

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