Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Strange Weather - a stunning collection of novellas
Joe Hill Hachette
New Zealand | 31 October 2017 TPBK $29.99
collection of novellas from bestseller Joe Hill, this new collection from an
award-winning author makes compelling and powerful reading.
novels from the author of The Fireman and Horns, ranging from creepy horror to
powerful explorations of our society.
autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails,
splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn't safely under
cover. 'Rain' explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread
out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law
enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial
mysteries . . . apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal
a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to
the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his
story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it...
1988' tells the story of an kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened
by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal
memories... And in 'Aloft' a young man takes to the skies to experience
parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly
solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a
mind of its own.
Joe Hill is
a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of the A.E. Coppard
Long Fiction Prize, William Crawford, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram
Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. His short fiction has appeared in
literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America.