Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pre-Pub Book Buzz: Ganymede by Cherie Priest

Next week is Cherie Priest week! The fourth book in her Clockwork Century series is coming out on 9/27, which means I need to get to book three! Yikes, how easy it is to fall behind. I've read Boneshaker and Clementine, and Dreadnought is patiently waiting. This is a good reading weekend, though, so I might just have a chance to get to it if I'm lucky (or I can read it next week).

Anywho, what you've all be waiting for -- here's a bit about Ganymede from the publisher's site:

The air pirate Andan Cly is going straight. Well, straighter. Although he’s happy to run alcohol guns wherever the money’s good, he doesn’t think the world needs more sap, or its increasingly ugly side-effects. But becoming legit is easier said than done, and Cly’s first legal gig—a supply run for the Seattle Underground—will be paid for by sap money.

New Orleans is not Cly’s first pick for a shopping run. He loved the Big Easy once, back when he also loved a beautiful mixed-race prostitute named Josephine Early—but that was a decade ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. Jo’s still thinking about him, though, or so he learns when he gets a telegram about a peculiar piloting job. It’s a chance to complete two lucrative jobs at once, one he can’t refuse. He sends his old paramour a note and heads for New Orleans, with no idea of what he’s in for—or what she wants him to fly.

But he won’t be flying. Not exactly. Hidden at the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain lurks an astonishing war machine, an immense submersible called the Ganymede. This prototype could end the war, if only anyone had the faintest idea of how to operate it…. If only they could sneak it past the Southern forces at the mouth of the Mississippi River… If only it hadn’t killed most of the men who’d ever set foot inside it.

But it’s those “if onlys” that will decide whether Cly and his crew will end up in the history books, or at the bottom of the ocean.

And if you live in the Denver-ish area, Cherie is going to be in town doing a signing at the Broadway Book Mall on November 16. I'm super excited! These folks hosted Mark Henry for his local signing and they do a ton of local author events as well.

1 comment:

Vickie said...

Argh! I'm working that evening. It's my birthday, too, dagnabbit. I have the first in this series on the shelf, need to get second and then third when it comes out.

Hope you get some dandy reading time this weekend.